RICHARD WAGNER - 'DER FLIEGENDE HOLLÄNDER'


Premiered on this day in 1843, 'Der fliegende Holländer' ('The Flying Dutchman') was the first of Richard Wagner's operas to explore a subject that would become a lifelong obsession: redemption through love. Listen to Karl Böhm's 1971 account of this work at the Bayreuther Festspiele.