by Richard Wagner
Production/Director: Brad Dalton
Set Designer: Steven Kemp
Lighting Designer: David Cuthbert
Projection Designer: Ian Wallace
Costume Designer: Johann Stegmeir

presented at Opera San Jose, 2018

***Named one of the Top Ten Musical Events in the Bay Area for 2018

“At my advanced age, I have now experienced ten different productions of Wagner’s ‘The Flying Dutchman’ in my opera-going lifetime, but Opera San Jose’s just might be the finest. There was plenty of vibrant creativity on display. It is a credit to this team that all of the challenges of staging in this work were persuasively met with uncommonly apt choices. There is no denying that Opera San Jose has presented a ‘Flying Dutchman’ of such accomplishment that it could put itself firmly on the map for Wagner enthusiasts.” – James Sohre, Opera Today

“Opera San Jose approaches each element of the staging with artistic acumen. This follows through to the cast who do a lively and arguably spellbinding job of bringing the trials of the cursed Dutchman to life. There are moments of humor that don’t feel corny and moments of horror that don’t feel forced, working through each of the story’s moments with an understated believability. Ultimately, this production of ‘Dutchman’ is a beautiful, haunting and at moments downright exciting journey through the unknown, both in love and in the ocean’s waves.” – Tad Malone, Metroactive

“This ‘Dutchman’ is a combination of perfect casting and stunning visual effects.” - Michael J. Vaughn, Operaville

“Opera San Jose offers us an exemplary treatment of this compelling opera. The story races towards its inevitable conclusion with potent performances by all of the principals and chorus. In many ways, this is Wagner’s most accessible opera and this production is a very enjoyable and deserving version.” – Victor Cordell, For All Events

“As we’ve already come to expect, Opera San Jose continues to impress in this production, delivering a superb evening of opera for all. Director Brad Dalton has done superb work in bringing this epic high-seas quest to life on stage. All four principals delivered elegant targeted performances.” – Sherrie Perkovich, Communities Digital News