The Flying Dutchman

September 23. 2023 - October 07. 2023

Upcoming Dates

September 23. 2023 - October 07. 2023

New-to-Chicago production The Flying Dutchman

Richard Wagner

The first opera that revealed Wagner’s genius, The Flying Dutchman is the story of a young woman’s obsession. Senta dreams of the Dutchman, who’s cursed to wander the earth. He comes ashore every seven years, searching for a woman who will be faithful to him until death. When she meets him, Senta’s fate is sealed. This new-to-Chicago production at Lyric Opera of Chicago will bring to life some of the composer’s most magnificent and emotional music, including thrilling, spectacular choruses. Leading an outstanding cast are Tomasz Konieczny (previously the title role in Lyric’s spellbinding Wozzeck) and Tamara Wilson (the radiant heroine of Il trovatore and Ernani), in Christopher Alden’s electrifying production, with Music Director Enrique Mazzola conducting his first Wagner at Lyric.

  • Language: Sung in German with projected English titles
  • Running Time: 2 hours and 20 minutes; performed without intermission
  • Location: Lyric Opera House
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Lyric’s production of The Flying Dutchman is generously made possible by Josef & Margot Lakonishok and Bulley & Andrews.

Maestro Enrique Mazzola is generously sponsored by Alice & John Butler, H. Gael Neeson, Sylvia Neil & Daniel Fischel, and the Robert and Penelope Steiner Family Foundation as members of the Enrique Circle.






* Lyric debut

Production of Canadian Opera Company.

Header image: Michael Cooper/Canadian Opera Company