Saturday, March 3, 2012

The Flying Dutchman

The Flying Dutchman has a special place in my heart, since it was the first opera I ever saw in the theater (at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in Los Angeles in 1995). Before that, I had only ever seen televised versions. And while broadcasts are great and Legos are fun, there is nothing quite like live opera.

So it was only fitting that this be my favorite opera to design so far, and also the opera on which I spent the most money. Opera is an expensive pastime, as all opera fans know.

I give you the cursed Flying Dutchman and his ghostly ship and crew.

You can read more about this opera here.

You can listen to the broadcast here.

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