Columbus Day 2013!

The Flying Dutchman sails into The Detroit Opera House on Saturday, October 19, 2013.  The Flying Dutchman (Der fliegende Holländer) is regarded as the start of the mature Richard Wagner canon.  Sung in German with English translations projected above the stage.
The Norwegian coast is the setting for this saga of an ancient sea captain condemned to sail his phantom ship throughout eternity, unless he finds a faithful wife to release the curse. 
Camille’s Comments:
While Richard Wagner’s operas are not my favorite; I have to give it to Mr. Wagner for his high intensity.  I’ll admit  his concept for the story of The Flying Dutchman definitely shows he had a great imagination fusing a real storm ridden ship ride into one of his most notable operas.  The stunning set design art photos below are from various productions of this fascinating opera.
La Traviata by Giuseppe Verdi will premiere at The Detroit Opera House on November 16, 2013.
See you at the Opera!
TEA & OPERA, founder
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US Congress vs. the Flying Dutchman:
When US citizens start comparing the extremists in the US Congress “like Zombies”; it’s time to fade away.
Award winning commentator Dave Ross noted that the US Congress extremists’ ‘Battle Cry’ of defunding The Affordable Care Act has EVAporatedlike a Ghost. 
Camille Mitchell
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