Season finale features a stormy tale of obsession, passion, and drama
The St. Louis Symphony is set to take audiences on an extraordinary musical journey when The Flying Dutchman arrives at Powell Hall May 4 & 6. The Flying Dutchman is the story of a shipwrecked captain searching for a faithful love. Audiences will enjoy transfixing performances by the St. Louis Symphony and an outstanding vocal cast.
Wagner’s spectacular and ghostly love story will also feature an innovative video projection by renowned visual artist S. Katy Tucker. Tucker has collaborated with companies across the globe, including The Metropolitan Opera, Carnegie Hall, Sydney Symphony, and The New York City Ballet. The Flying Dutchman marks a continuation of the St. Louis Symphony’s collaborations with Tucker, which included sold-out performances of Verdi’s Aida during the 2014/2015 season.
“The things that can be done with projections to enhance the atmosphere feel like an extension of the music. Particularly in the hands of S. Katy Tucker, some of it is beautiful beyond description,” said St. Louis Symphony Music Director David Robertson.
As part of The Flying Dutchman experience, a “dating website” will launch asking visitors to identify the opera’s characters based on their dating profiles. Enjoy the drama and music as major characters from The Flying Dutchman give online dating a whirl. Key characters will have their profiles featured on Facebook and at www.fishing4luv.com over a 7-day period in April.
The Flying Dutchman
Thursday May 4, 2017, 8:00pm and Saturday May 6, 2017, 8:00pm
David Robertson, conductor; Alan Held, bass baritone (The Dutchman); Marjorie Owens, soprano (Senta); Raymond Aceto, bass (Daland); Rodrick Dixon, tenor (Erik); Joy Boland, soprano (Mary); Paul Appleby, tenor (A Steersman); St. Louis Symphony Chorus; Amy Kaiser, director; Katy Tucker, visual design. V
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About the St. Louis Symphony
Founded in 1880 and now in its 137th season, the St. Louis Symphony is the second-oldest orchestra in the country and widely considered one of the world’s finest. Under the leadership of Music Director David Robertson, currently in his 12th season, the St. Louis Symphony strives for artistic excellence, educational impact and community connection while meeting its mission statement: enriching people’s lives through the power of music. The Symphony presents a full season of classical programs and Live at Powell Hall concerts and hundreds of free education and community programs each year. Media partners include St. Louis Public Radio, 90.7 –KWMU, which broadcasts the Symphony’s Saturday night subscription concerts live + The Nine Network, which regularly features St. Louis Symphony performances on its Night at the Symphony program. In addition, the St. Louis Symphony is known for its Grammy Award-winning recordings, Carnegie Hall appearances, national and international tours, innovative programming and extensive community engagement initiatives.www.stlsymphony.org