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About The Flying Dutchman

The story of a cursed sailor and his ghostly ship might sound familiar from The Pirates of the Caribbean films, but Wagner first heard the legend of The Flying Dutchman when he had to take to the seas, fleeing his creditors and crushing debts. The superstitious sailors on board regaled Wagner with tales to pass the time, including the story of a cursed captain forced to sail the high seas for all eternity – unless he can find true love.

Director Christopher Alden’s production taps into these feverish origins. Its design evokes classic cinema like Metropolis, with an off-kilter and surreal-yet-stark set, costumes, and lighting. His vision captures the nightmarish, fantastical prison of the cursed seas.

Sung in German with English surtitles.

If you have an accessibility need, please contact Canadian Opera Company directly at 416-363-8231 prior to booking.

Run Time

2hr 20min (No Intermission)

Start Date

End Date

Four Seasons Centre

145 Queen Street W, Toronto, ON M5H 4G1

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