The Flying Dutchman

Autumn 2022

We are delighted to be working on a new English language production of Richard Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman with the groundbreaking team at OperaUpClose.

This exciting partnership between Camerata and OperaUpClose will combine our organisations’ expertise and creativity to distil the essence of Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman into a new narrative and soundworld with its own artistic integrity and identity. Working together, we aim to create a new work that pushes the boundaries of opera, speaking to contemporary experiences through a centuries-old myth and a 19th century masterpiece, enabling audiences to discover this extraordinary piece for the first time or to experience it anew.

Through a process of extensive Research and Development workshops, beginning in July 2021 at the home of Manchester Camerata, this Dutchman will be radically re-imagined for four singers and an 8-piece chamber ensemble by composer Laura Bowler and librettist, novelist and poet Glyn Maxwell for a UK tour in Autumn 2022. 

On sale – Summer 2022


  • Wagner The Flying Dutchman

Performed by

  • Laura Bowler Composer
  • Lucy Bradley Director
  • Timothy Burke Conductor
  • OperaUpClose
  • Manchester Camerata

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