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In light of the evolving coronavirus COVID-19 situation and in consultation with the office of the Mayor of New York City, Saturday’s performance of Der Fliegende Holländer at the Metropolitan Opera has been canceled. Therefore the scheduled Live in HD transmission has also been canceled. The Met is following the lead of the city, state, and federal elected officials, as well as the recommendations of the Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). We apologize for any inconvenience.

For patrons who purchased regular tickets for this event, we are working on refunding you ASAP. For season Pass holders, we are awaiting word from the Metropolitan Opera on how exactly to proceed.


François Girard, whose revelatory 2013 take on Parsifal set the recent Met standard for Wagner stagings, now unveils a spellbinding new vision of the composer’s tale of a cursed sea captain doomed to sail the open ocean for eternity. With sweeping sets by John Macfarlane, Girard’s new production turns the Met stage into a rich, layered tableau reminiscent of a vast oil painting. Valery Gergiev conducts a brilliant cast led by bass-baritone Evgeny Nikitin as the Dutchman, with German soprano Anja Kampe making her anticipated Met debut as the devoted Senta, whose selfless love is what the Dutchman seeks. Bass Franz-Josef Selig is her father, Daland, and tenor Sergey Skorokhodov is her deserted former lover, Erik.



“[Evgeny Nikitin ] shaped phrases with clarity and crisp diction … Anja Kampe, a leading Wagnerian

soprano in Europe, made her belated Met debut as Senta; it’s good to finally have her here. Her singing

was plush and warm … She was a standout … Breadth and sweep … Tried-and-true stage magic.”

The New York Times

“Valery Gergiev turned on his wizardry … The chorus was top-notch … Moody. Abstract. Intelligent.”

The New Criterion