Met production of Wagner opera to be simulcast

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BRATTLEBORO — The 2019-20 season of The Met: Live in HD continues at the Latchis Theatre at 1 p.m. Saturday with Richard Wagner's "Der Fliegende Hollander."

The opera will be shown in the Main Theatre.

Francois Girard, whose revelatory 2013 take on "Parsifal" set the recent Met standard for Wagner stagings, now unveils a spellbinding new vision of the composer's tale of a cursed sea captain doomed to sail the open ocean for eternity.

With sweeping sets, Girard's new production turns the Met stage into a rich, layered tableau reminiscent of a vast oil painting. Valery Gergiev conducts a brilliant cast led by bass-baritone Evgeny Nikitin as the Dutchmen, with German soprano Anje Kampe making her anticipated Met debut as the devoted Senta, whose selfless love is what the Dutchmen seeks. Bass Franz-Josef Selig is her father, Daland, and tenor Sergey Skorokhodov is her devoted former love, Erik.

"Der Fliegende Hollander" runs 2 hours and 25 minutes. General admission is $22, $20 for Met Club Forever members and $10 for students. For questions or advance credit card purchases, contact Jon Potter at 802-254-1109, ext. 3, or jon@latchisarts.org.

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