The ship of a Norwegian captain, Daland, enters the harbour. The seaman is returning home empty-handed but with an extraordinary adventure under his belt. While at sea, his ship was approached by a vessel manned by a mysterious crew of pale sailors who asked Daland to take their letters. In unexplained circumstances, Darland also met a man who introduced himself as Dutchman. Having struck a deal with him to buy diamonds at a bargain price, Daland decided to give his beautiful daughter, Senta, to the Dutchman in marriage. The girl is already obsessed with the legendary Flying Dutchman, a ghost ship wandering the seas which brings bad luck to sailors. It turns out the man whom Daland promised his daughter’s hand is the captain of the cursed vessel. He cannot find relief in death until he meets a faithful and loyal woman. Senta decides to bring him salvation. Sadly, the Dutchman is a dead man walking and marrying him is possible only through death. When the Dutchman’s ship enters heavy fog, the girl throws herself down a cliff, thus freeing her beloved from the life he despises.
Concept and Artistic Supervision
Set Design Concept
Assistant Music Directors
Piotr Jaworski, Yaroslav Shemet
Orchestra, Chorus and Dancers of the Baltic Opera with guest appearance of Anna Krysiak, Agnieszka Jachym and Stéphane Aubry.