The German-Canadian tenor Michael Schade makes his role debut as Erik in a revival of Wagner’s Flying Dutchman at the Hamburg State Opera, conducted by Christof Prick.
After tenor roles in Richard Strauss operas such as Flamand in Capriccio and Matteo in Arabella, as well as concert performances of Beethoven’s Fidelio, Michael Schade enters a different, dramatic terrain with his role debut as Erik. We look forward to his interpretation of Erik, the hunter who truly loves Senta and will try to keep her from following the Dutchman, the mysterious mariner condemned to traverse the seas until the love of a woman redeems him. In a multi-faceted production, Marco Arturo Marelli interprets the work as a traumatic childhood memory of the title figure.
Richard Wagner: Flying Dutchman
Andrzej Dobber, Holländer
Allison Oakes, Senta
Michael Schade, Erik
Wilhelm Schwinghammer, Daland
Daniel Kluge, Steuermann
Katja Pieweck, Mary
Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Hamburg
Chor der Hamburgischen Staatsoper
Christof Prick, conductor
Marco Arturo Marelli, stage-director
Dagmar Niefind-Marelli, costumes