A SEMI-STAGED EVENT: MTT & Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman

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Catherine Naglestad (Senta)


Sophie Koch (Mary)


Stuart Skelton (Erik)


Ben Bliss (Steuermann)


Greer Grimsley (Holländer)


Albert Dohmen (Daland)


James Darrah


Event Description

Due to the COVID-19 situation, we have had to make the difficult decision to cancel the remainder of the 201920 season, including Summer with the Symphony. This cancellation includes most concerts that were previously announced as postponed. 

He is doomed to wander the seas for eternity. She is trapped by convention and banality. Will he be her salvation or her downfall? MTT stirs up a tempest with the SF Symphony, our phenomenal Chorus, and a superstar cast of the great Wagnerian singers of our time. Experience the vast soundscape of Wagner’s musical maritime drama The Flying Dutchman in a semi-staged spectacular that features original set design and costuming.

The theater is in MTT’s genes, and that led him to explore how concert hall and theater can merge. Since the 1996 performances of Bernstein’s On the Town, semi-staged productions featuring scenic design, lighting, costumes, and stage action have highlighted SF Symphony seasons.

Funding from the Barbaro and Bernard Osher Staged Production Fund began in 2003 with the Symphony's semi-staged production of Wagner's The Flying Dutchman. Be a part of MTT/SFS history as we come full circle with this season's new semi-staged production of Wagner's masterpiece.

Inside Music: an informative talk by Elizabeth Seitz, begins one hour prior to concerts. Free to ticketholders. Learn More.

San Francisco Symphony orchestra at Davies Symphony Hall


This production of Wagner's The Flying Dutchman is generously supported by The Barbro and Bernard Osher Staged Production Fund.

These performances are supported by The Wattis Special Performance Fund.

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