September 12, 2023
Commencing his 23/24 season, Eric Cutler returns to the role of Erik in Wagner’s Der fliegende Holländer at the prestigious Bayerische Staatsoper. Cutler, who delivered a remarkable performance as Erik at The Metropolitan Opera last season, garnered high praise from Bachtrack:
“As Erik, the hunter who wants to marry Senta, Eric Cutler endowed the role with uncommon pathos, his vibrant, highly polished tenor displaying gorgeous tone and elegantly expressive phrasing. His third act cavatina “Willst jenes tag du nicht mehr entsinnen”, in which he recalls their past happiness together and seeks assurance of her love, was heartbreaking”
This provocative production by Peter Konwitschny will also star Iain Paterson as the Dutchman, Ain Anger as Daland, Jennifer Holloway as Senta, Victoria Karkacheva as Mary, and Tansel Akzeybek as the Steersman. Lothar Koenigs leads from the podium.
Performances are scheduled for October 13, 16, 19, and 22.