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Wed, 05 Jul


Bristol Old Vic: Brunel One

Manchester Camerata: The Flying Dutchman

A brand new interpretation of Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman in an 8-piece chamber orchestration, in partnership with OperaUpClose.

Time & Location

05 Jul 2023, 19:30 – 22:30

Bristol Old Vic: Brunel One, Great Western Dockyard, Gas Ferry Rd, Bristol BS1 6TY, UK

About the event

Newly re-imagined for our times, poet and novelist Glyn Maxwell’s English libretto with award-winning Laura Bowler’s  8-piece chamber orchestration, depicts an island nation struggling with  its identity in a world of displaced people. This production features  recordings of community choirs from across the UK alongside a cast of  internationally renowned opera singers and players.


Wagner The Flying Dutchman

Creative Team:

New Orchestration Laura Bowler

New English Vesion Glyn Maxwell

Music Director Timothy Burke

Director Lucy Bradley

Set & Costume Designer Ana Inés Jabares-Pita

Associate Music Director Robin Wallington

Ensemble Manchester Camerata


Starlight Philippa Boyle

Captain Dee Timothy Dawkins

Helm/Mari Carolyn Holt

Mariner Pauls Putnins

Associate artists:

Annie George

Catherine Hooper

Toki Hamano

Masimba Ushe

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