Piedmont Opera Presents The Flying Dutchman
8:21am Oct 15, 2013
Long ago there was an arrogant Dutchman who thought that he could sail around the Cape making a bet with the Devil in the process. Well, he lost that bet, and to lift the Devil’s curse he’s forced to sail the high seas for centuries in search of the one woman who will love him truly and forever. The Dutchman is given one chance every 7 years to come on land a try to find his one true love, and Friday, October 25th is his lucky day. That’s when the Piedmont Opera’s production of Richard Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman comes to the Stevens Center of the UNC School of the Arts in Winston-Salem.
Performances continue Sunday the 27th and Tuesday the 29th when The Flying Dutchman finds the lovely Senta sung by acclaimed soprano and UNC School of the Arts alumnae Carter Scott. When we first meet Senta, we find her not pining away for her boyfriend Eric, but staring lovingly at a portrait that hangs on the wall of her father’s factory. It’s a mysterious man about whom exists a legend, and of the legend there is a folk song which she sings: The Legend of The Flying Ducthman. Carter Scott was joined in studio by Piedmont Opera’s conductor Jamie Allbritten.
You can celebrate the 200th anniversary of Wagner’s birth with the Piedmont Opera production of The Flying Dutchman at the Stevens Center of the UNC School of the Arts in Winston-Salem.