Afternoon at the Opera

Der Fliegende Holländer (The Flying Dutchman)

The Met Ensemble performing Wagner's Der Fliegende Holländer (The Flying Dutchman).

The Metropolitan Opera

Description of Wagner's Der Fliegende Holländer (The Flying Dutchman) from the Metropolitan Opera's website:

Der Fliegende Holländer is the earliest of Wagner’s operatic creations to remain in the repertory. The two lead roles represent archetypes to which the composer would return, in one form or another, in most of his later works: the “otherworldly stranger” and the woman who sacrifices herself for his salvation. The work’s unearthly ambience is impressive but only one aspect of it: Both the world of nature and of the supernatural are magnificently evoked in the score.