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Richard Wagner: The Flying Dutchman


This opera has a total of six performances. The other dates are Sun 12.2., Wed 15.2., Sat 18.2., Wed 22.2. and Sat 25.2. The soloists will be announced later, but efforts are made to keep as many of the original performers as possible.

Wagner’s work is a debut opera production for the experienced theatre director Marika Vapaavuori. The music is played by the Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra, led by German conductor Anja Bihlmaier. Set designer Marjatta Kuivasto, costume designer Leena Rintala and lighting designer Ville Syrjä will create the visual experience of the performance.

The Tampere Opera Choir is trained by Choir Conductor Heikki Liimola.

“Wagner allures new and old audiences alike”

In her versatile career, director Marika Vapaavuori has had the opportunity to direct some of the great classics of theatre literature, as well as entertaining works of musical theatre. She loves great drama and strong stories, so she has always found Wagner’s powerful music particularly alluring.
Marika Vapaavuori is fond of the ambiguous nature of the story of The Flying Dutchman, a seafarer who is condemned to roam the world, and of love that is powerful enough in its fidelity to break the curse.

– The attraction of the work lies in the fact that one can always find new tones and subtleties in the story, whether one is a first-timer or an experienced opera enthusiast. The work is like the sea itself – constantly moving, alluring, in one moment carefree, and suddenly tempestuous and intimidating. But always breathtakingly beautiful and powerful.

The Flying Dutchman

Conductor Anja Bihlmaier
Director Marika Vapaavuori
Set design Marjatta Kuivasto
Costumes Leena Rintala
Lighting Ville Syrjä

Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra
Tampere Opera Choir, Choir Conductor Heikki Liimola


Fri 10th February 2023 at 6.30 pm, premiere
Sun 12th February 2023 at 3 pm
Wed 15th February 2023 at 6.30 pm
Sat 18th February 2023 at 3 pm
Wed 22nd February 2023 at 6.30 pm
Sat 25th February 2023 at 3 pm

The language of the opera is German. Subtitles in Finnish and English.

Tickets for the opera are available in the ticket sales service Lippu.fi. There are altogether 6 performances.
Tickets 104/89/68 €, pensioners 96/84/63 €, students (limited edition) 30 €, Opera Buffet 37 € (only on saturdays)

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The duration will be announced later.
The performance includes an intermission.

Changes to the cast and schedule are still possible.

Production: Tampere Hall


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Double room 129 €

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