The Flying Dutchman
Washington National Opera Working Rehearsal
The Student Rehearsal Program introduces middle and high school students to opera by giving them the opportunity to witness firsthand the final rehearsals of Washington National Opera’s main stage productions.
Wagner’s retelling of a nautical legend is one of opera’s best-loved tales of horror on the high seas. The Flying Dutchman—the cursed captain of a ghostly ship—is condemned to roam the seas forever unless, on the one day he is allowed to come ashore, he can be redeemed through a woman’s unconditional love.
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