Debut at Bayreuth Festival in a new production of ‘Der fliegende Holländer’

Eric Cutler makes his highly anticipated debut at the Bayreuth Festival this month, starring as Erik in Wagner’s Der fliegende Holländer. The festival opens with this new production by Dmitri Tcherniakov, featuring Oksana Lyniv conducting a star-studded cast and the Choir and Orchestra of the Bayreuth Festival.

Performances will take place on July 25, 31, August 4, 7, 11, 14, & 20. Cutler is joined by a fantastic cast on stage, including John Lundgren as the title role, Asmik Grigorian as Senta, Georg Zeppenfeld as Daland, Marina Prudenskaya as Mary, and Attilio Glaser as The helmsman.

Cutler’s previous performance as Erik at the Houston Grand Opera garnered rave reviews with Theater Jones saying, “[Cutler] shows off a real leading man tenor voice perfectly suited to Wagner’s demanding music,” and Texas Classical Review praising, “[he] boasted a voice with ring and security.”

The premiere will be streamed live on 25 July at 6pm CEST via BR-KLASSIK.DE, with a live radio transmission beginning at 6pm via MDR KULTUR. The production will be available to stream via DG Stage, beginning on July 27 and available until 2 August. Additionally, the production will be broadcast live in selected cinemas across Germany. To find a cinema near you, click here.