The director considers shedding light on the link between the great archetypes of old, such as Phaedra, Don Giovanni and the Dutchman, and the problems faced by modern people to be a particularly exciting aspect of contemporary theatre. In his reading, the Dutchman is the Artist - Wagner himself - who neither wishes nor is able to free himself from his own myth. This makes any relationship a hopeless one, including the future he longs for with Senta, the young woman who is fanatically obsessed with him and yearns for escape from small-town life. In the film, the creators and principals relate how their collaboration shaped the production, the most recent Wagner production to find a home as a semi-staged opera performance, in Müpa Budapest's Béla Bartók's National Concert Hall under the musical direction of Adam Fischer.
With English and Hungarian subtitles.
More information about the Wagner in Budapest Opera Festival here.
Presented by: Müpa Budapest
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