Der fliegende Holländer, WWV 63

The Flying Dutchman, (Der fliegende Holländer) WWV 63, is a German-language opera, with libretto and music by Richard Wagner. It was composed in 1840, premiered in 1843 and first published in 1844 in Dresden. Wagner claimed in his 1870 autobiography that he had been inspired to write the opera following a stormy sea crossing he made from Riga to London in 1839, but in his 1843 autobiographic sketch, Wagner acknowledged he had taken the story from Heinrich Heine's retelling of the legend in his 1833 satirical novel The Memoirs of Mister ... more

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Der fliegende Holländer, WWV 63 - Overture
Der fliegende Holländer, WWV 63 - The Steerman's Song

Richard Wagner

Richard Wagner was a German composer, conductor, theatre director and essayist, primarily known for his operas (or "music dramas", as they were ...
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