Wagner: Der fliegende Holländer

Opus Arte: OABD7084D

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Wagner: Der fliegende Holländer


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28th March 2011






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Wagner: Der fliegende Holländer

Recorded live at De Nederlandse Opera, February 2010

Juha Uusitalo (Der Hollander), Robert Lloyd (Daland), Catherine Naglestad (Senta), Marco Jentzsch (Erik), Marina Prudenskaja (Mary), Oliver Ringelhahn (Der Steuermann)

Chorus of The Netherlands Opera & Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, Harmut Haenchen (conductor) & Martin Kušej (director)



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Austrian director Martin Kušej's pioneering vision brings a challenging and provoking insight to Wagner’s opera of love and redemption, with his singular ability to connect characters and their actions to the score. Martin Zehetsgruber’s spacious, multi-layered sets define the settings through which Dalland (Robert Lloyd), Senta (Catherine Naglestad), The Dutchman (Juha Uusitalo) and the chorus move to great effect fulfilling the fine conducting of Hartmut Haenchen, who elicits from the orchestra an unmatchable performance of detail and clarity.

Extra features:

Cast gallery

Insights and interviews

Running time 166 mins

Region Code All regions

Picture format 1080i High Definition

Sound format 2.0LPCM + 5.1(5.0) DTS

Menu languages EN

Subtitles EN/FR/DE/ES/NE

BBC Music Magazine

August 2011


“Juha Uusitalo is a charismatic Dutchman vocally, if more demonic than romantic”

International Record Review

July/August 2011

“I must give utmost praise to conductor Hartmut Haenchen, who offers a whip-smart account of the score...It never feels rushed but it does feel inexorable, with the orchestra playing with amazing transparency: one can hear Wagner's genius creating and growing....Haenchen manages Wagner's awkward mood/tempo changes as if they were organic...Uusitalo has found his ideal role in the Dutchman...He may be the finest Dutchman I've ever encountered.”

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