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All Aboard The Flying Dutchman!

November 12, 2013 War Memorial Opera House
7:20 p.m.
"Okay, so, I ought to have started writing this a long time ago because I arrived at 6:55 p.m. This is my second big experience with Richard Wagner. I heard Siegfried at the San Francisco Opera when the whole Ring Cycle thing was going on. I enjoyed it very much. The flamboyant music and all that action going on the stage. The only thing that seemed to turn it for me was the length. It was awfully difficult for me to stay seated throughout the whole piece. I was proud of myself when I did, though I am also very grateful that I listened until the very end. The music was very interesting, and I found it very exciting how Wagner combined his arias with the grand, never-ending flow of music."
The stunning cast of Der Fliegende Holländerincluded Lise Lindstrom as Senta, Erin Johnson as Mary, Greer Grimsley as The Dutchman, Ian Storey as Erik, Kristin Sigmundsson as Daland, and A.J. Glueckert as Steersman.
8:25 p.m. "I am enjoyin…