23 - 29 March 2025



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Irish National Opera presents THE FLYING DUTCHMAN coming to Bord Gáis Energy Theatre in 2025.

SPECIAL EFFECTS: This production may contain Strobe Lighting, Flashing Lights, Smoke, and Haze.


AGE GUIDANCE:  No under 3’s permitted in the auditorium.



*Performance schedule and times are subject to change and may be affected by illness or events beyond the producers’ or venues’ control.

Performers, dates, times, prices, and fees are subject to change without notice.

The Dutchman’s mysterious ghost ship is doomed to roam the seas until he finds true love on land. The young Senta dreams of the mythical Dutchman and longs to break his curse. But a chance to do so only occurs every seven years.


Irish National Opera’s first Wagner opera, The Flying Dutchman stars soprano Giselle Allen (Elektra 2021) as Senta and bass-baritone Alfred Walker as the cursed Dutchman fated to continually sail the seas. Bass James Creswell plays Senta’s father Daland, with tenor Toby Spence as Eric, mezzo-soprano Carolyn Dobbin as her nurse Mary, and tenor Gavan Ring as the steersman.

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Wagner’s epic score brilliantly captures the vast scale of the story, from the stormy overture to the final scene of tragedy and redemption. The Flying Dutchman is directed by Rachel Hewer and Irish National Opera’s artistic director, Fergus Sheil, conducts the Irish National Opera orchestra and chorus.


The Flying Dutchman is sung in German with surtitles in English.


A co-production with Garsington Opera

The Flying Dutchman generously supported by the John Pollard Foundation.

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