Wagner: Der fliegende Holländer Blu-ray (Bayreuth Festival)

This revival of Jan Philipp Gloger’s controversial 2012 production was greeted (as so often in Bayreuth) with huge acclaim. He translates the tale of the Dutchman, whose travails can only be redeemed through the unconditional love of a woman (Senta), to a future time, where part-human/part-cyborgs grind out an existence in a world completely subservient to business and commerce. In the modern fan-making factory, which replaces the world of Senta and her fellow seamstresses, we see a final tableau in which the Dutchman’s and Senta’s heavenly union is ‘commemorated’ by the factory workers now producing souvenir statuettes of the couple. The production is complemented by the distinguished conducting of Christian Thielemann, arguably the greatest Wagnerian conductor of today. Filmed in High Definition and true surround sound.

Composer: Richard Wagner
Daland: Franz-Josef Selig
Senta: Ricarda Merbeth
Erik: Tomislav Mužek
Mary: Christa Mayer
The Steersman: Benjamin Bruns
The Dutchman: Samuel Youn

Bayreuth Festival Orchestra and Chorus
Conductor: Christian Thielemann
Director: Jan Philipp Gloger
Costume Design: Karin Jud
Lighting Design: Urs Schönebaum

Extras: Cast Gallery / Interviews with Jan Philipp Gloger, Christian Thielemann, Eberhard Friedrich & Benjamin Bruns

Picture: 16:9
Sound: DD 2.0 stereo / DTS-HD MA 5.1
Region code: All Region
Running Time: 140+25 mins
Subtitles: EN/FR/DE/KO
Year: 2013