The Flying Dutchman Opera Visit – CANCELLED

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This event has been cancelled, due to the closure of the MET Opera out of concerns about the spread of COVID-19. At this time, we do not plan to reschedule, but we look forward to welcoming you to future opera events when it is again possible.

Friends of Freiburg Board Member Sarah Stephens will offer her next opera introduction before the evening performance of Wagner’s Der fliegende Höllander (The Flying Dutchman). This exciting new production, staged by director François Girard, will be premiered at the Met in the spring of 2020 with the renowned bass-baritone Sir Bryn Terfel who is returning to the stage to sing the title role. This epic 19th century work of the cursed sea captain who restlessly sails the seas to eternity seeking true love for redemption is an excellent introductory opera for those not familiar with Wagner. German soprano Anja Kampe will make her Met debut as Senta, bass Franz-Josef Selig is her father, Daland, and the great Russian Valery Gergiev conducts. 

Each performance is preceded by Alumna and Board Member Sarah Stephens’ introduction in her lovely UWS Ansonia apartment with hors d’oeuvres and prosecco. Whether you are new to opera or a long-time opera fan, you are sure to enjoy and appreciate the performance more after Sarah’s introduction. We are able to offer 20% reduced rate tickets. There’s $15 per person charge to cover hors d’oeuvres and prosecco. At this event, we will also be joined by our friends from the UA Ruhr.

Space is limited so please sign up early by RSVP-ing directly to with the number and type of tickets you would like to reserve. We are pleased to offer:

10 tickets in Dress Circle Premium $178.50
5 tickets in Balcony Prime $96
**Additional $15 charge to cover prosecco and hors d’oeuvres if attending opera talk**

Payments may be made by check to “Friends of Freiburg University” and brought with on the day of the performance.

Schedule for Saturday, March 21:
– 5:30pm Hors d’oeuvres and prosecco with Opera Talk by Sarah Stephens – Sarah’s Apartment
– 8pm Performance of Der fliegende Höllander at the Metropolitan Opera
– 11pm Après-Opera Drinks at Cafe Fiorellos

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