Wagner for the first time in Belém
The da Paz Theater Opera Festival comes , every year , consolidating its importance in Brazilian lyrical scenario . This year , for the first time in the state of Pará and in celebration of the 200th anniversary of the composer’s birth , is mounted a Wagner opera . Der fliegende Holländer, also known as The Flying Dutchman , tells the story of a sea captain condemned to wander the ocean and can only get one day every seven years on land . Only the encounter with a woman who loved him to death could break the curse , and the story describes his love for Senta , the daughter of another captain , who since childhood knew the legend of the Dutch and was enchanted by it . Tati Helene was, due the intense repercussions of her participation in the last festival as Princess Salome, chose to live heroine Senta , asserting herself , thus becoming one of the few Brazilian singers able to interpret this dramatic repertoire . The Dutch will be interpreted by the Brazilian baritone Rodrigo Esteves , who just shine as Amonasro in Aida opera that opened the 2013 season at the Municipal Theatre of São Paulo . Less than a month for the premiere preparations for the opera are intense . The soprano prepared the role with conductor Klaus Salmann in Germany , specializing in Wagner and current coach of the German composer of operas directed by maestro Baremboin both the Staatsoper Berlin as the Teatro alla Scala in Milan , and then in Brazil Vitor Philomeno . Proofs of costumes have been made and , next week , the soloists arrive in Bethlehem for the start of the tests . Check it on the Festival’s website ! *
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