Wagner's The Flying Dutchman

Wagner's The Flying Dutchman
Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre
50 W 200 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA Get Directions


Only able to come ashore once every seven years, a ghostly sea captain must find true love to break the spell that doomed him to sail the seas for all eternity—but when he finally meets the woman who could change his fate, will he allow himself to trust her?

Returning by popular demand are Michael Chioldi, one of the most sought-out dramatic baritones of his generation, as the Dutchman; and Metropolitan Opera regular Wendy Bryn Harmer as Senta, his long-awaited sweetheart.

Wagner’s name is synonymous with opera—and his stormy, haunting, and poetic tale dives into the depths, asking whether love can bring redemption.

Sung in German with English supertitles.

Join us for a pre-opera chat with Utah Opera Principal Coach Dr. Carol Anderson to learn more about the production, starting one hour before the opera begins.




Opera Talks: One hour before each performance, ticket holders are invited to join Utah Opera Principal Coach Carol Anderson to learn more about the production at a free talk in the Capitol Room of the Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre. The talk will also be available online here.

Learn Before You Go: Read about the history, music, storyline, and more, through an online multiple-part learning course.

Post Opera Q&A: Join Utah Opera’s Artistic Director to discuss Utah Opera’s production of the opera following each performance in the Capitol Room.


GENERAL AGE GUIDELINE: Individuals ages five and older are welcome at this performance. Parents should ensure their children are able to sit quietly through the performance without disturbing others around them. Consider checking out What to Expect at the Opera to help you determine if an opera is right for your child. No babes in arms will be admitted.

ACCESSIBILITY: We are committed to making our performances and venues accessible to all of our patrons.

LATE SEATING POLICY: Late seating will be at an appropriate break in the performance, to be determined at a later date, or at intermission. More information on our late and re-entry policies is found here.

Artists and programs are subject to change. No refunds. View Terms of Sale here.



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