20 Feb 2006

WNO's The Flying Dutchman — Three Reviews

WELSH NATIONAL OPERA: "Welsh National Opera's The Flying Dutchman promises to be a focused, powerful and intense experience. This early Wagnerian masterpiece signalled the composer's fascination with combining epic myths and dramatic music." Here are three reviews.

Der fliegende Holländer, Millennium Centre, Cardiff

By ANDREW CLARK [Financial Times, 20 February 2006]

It is ironic that the most hyped shows often turn into the most hollow successes. That certainly applies to Welsh National Opera's new "Dutchman".

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The Flying Dutchman

Richard Morrison at the Millennium Centre, Cardiff [Times Online, 20 February 2006]

WITH a cast of turbo-charged voices led by Bryn Terfel, making a rare operatic return to the land of his fathers, this is the must-hear show of the season.

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Triumphant Terfel flies in to the rescue

Ismene Brown reviews The Flying Dutchman at the Wales Millennium Centre

[Daily Telegraph, 20 February 2006]

Welsh National Opera’s new Flying Dutchman comes loaded with promise, directed by David Pountney and starring the Welsh opera divinity Bryn Terfel, making his debut in a role that he seems born to play.

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