A Ghostly Legend Comes To Shore

The Flying Dutchman

Music and Libretto by Richard Wagner
Premiered January 2, 1843, Königliches Hoftheater Dresden

Wagner’s supernatural drama makes landfall with Opera Colorado this winter. The captain of a legendary ghost ship is lost in more ways than one as he is doomed to roam the seas and only come to land for one day every seven years. When the Dutchman is introduced to the idealistic Senta, he begins to wonder if he has found a love strong enough to break his lonely curse.

February 24, 2024 at 7:30 p.m.
February 27, 2024 at 7:30 p.m.
March 1, 2024 at 7:30 p.m.
March 3, 2024 at 2:00 p.m.

The Ellie Caulkins Opera House at Denver Performing Arts Complex
Performed in German, with English and Spanish subtitles at every seat.

Estimated Length: 2 hours and 32 minutes

*Join us one hour prior to each performance at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House for a free and insightful pre-performance lecture.

Set Design by Alan E. Muraoka
Costume Design by Madison Booth
Scenery built by SD Opera Scenic Studio

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The Flying Dutchman is sponsored by the Crawley Family Foundation.


Admiral Level
The Divine Family
Ayliffe & Fred Ris
Gerald and Ann Saul

Captain Level

Tax Time, LLC
Peter & Kathy Van Arsdale

First Mate Level
Douglas Barnert & Ruth Jacoby
David & Elizabeth Budd
Joyce de Roos
Stephen & Dorothy Gregory


Olafur Sigurdarson

The Dutchman | Bio

Marcy Stonikas

Senta | Bio

Chad Shelton

Erik | Bio

Harold Wilson

Daland | Bio

Dana Beth Miller

Mary | Bio

Jonathan Johnson

Steersman | Bio

Creative Team

Headshot of Ari Pelto

Ari Pelto

Conductor | Bio

Sahar Nouri

Chorus Master and Assistant Conductor | Bio

Kathleen Smith Belcher

Director | Bio

Alan E. Muraoka

Set Designer | Bio
A woman with curly light brown hair smiles at the camera

Madison Booth

Costume Designer | Bio
A man with white hair and a blue suit smiles at the camera

Kendall Smith

Lighting Designer | Bio

Ronell Oliveri

Wig and Makeup Designer | Bio

The Ellie Caulkins Opera House

The Flying Dutchman

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