This event includes the full opera and a 1-hour pre-opera lecture by George Hogenson, PhD, Jungian Psychoanalyst.
12:30-1:30pm | “The Flying Dutchman: The Wanderer Archetype” by George Hogenson, PhD, Jungian Psychoanalyst
Location: The Malott Room of the Lyric Opera Chicago (2nd level)
2:00-4:30pm | The Flying Dutchman by Richard Wagner
Location: Lyric Opera House
Language: Sung in German with projected English titles
Running Time: 2 hours and 20 minutes; performed without intermission
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.