Weekend Guide: the Flying Dutchman at the Lyric Opera of Chicago

Weekend Guide: the Flying Dutchman at the Lyric Opera of Chicago

CHICAGO, IL - Richard Wagner's hauntingly beautiful opera, "The Flying Dutchman," is set to kick off the 69th season of the Lyric Opera of Chicago. This captivating performance narrates the tale of the Dutchman, a mariner doomed to wander the seas. Every seven years, he sets foot on the shore, hoping to find the one thing that can break his curse: a woman who will remain faithful to him until death.

From September 23rd to October 7th, opera aficionados and newcomers alike will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the world of Wagner’s masterful compositions, characterized by their deep emotions and powerful orchestration. This production promises a blend of drama, passion, and ethereal melodies that will resonate with every attendee, leaving an indelible mark on their hearts.


The opera is scheduled to be performed at the iconic venue located at 20 N. Wacker Drive, Ste. 860, a location synonymous with the grandeur and tradition of the performing arts in Chicago. Whether you are a seasoned Wagnerian or exploring the world of opera for the first time, "The Flying Dutchman" offers a unique experience, marrying lyrical beauty with an intriguing narrative.

Tickets and further details about the performance can be accessed through the official website, www.lyricopera.org. As the opening act for this esteemed season, anticipation is running high, and tickets are expected to sell out quickly.

Don’t miss the chance to be a part of this enthralling theatrical journey, exploring themes of love, redemption, and destiny. Join the Lyric Opera of Chicago as they bring Wagner's timeless masterpiece to life, inviting audiences to sail alongside the Dutchman in his quest for true love and freedom from his eternal curse.

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