Der Fliegende Holländer


Company Savonlinna Opera Festival Orchestra and Chorus
Conductor Leif Segerstam
Stage Director Ilkka Bäckman
TV Director Aarno Cronvall
Producer Polygram Records, 1991


Senta Hildegard Behrens
Daland Matti Salminen
Dutchman Franz Grundheber


In this production, Hildegard Behrens interprets the character of the heroine as a misunderstood victim, rather than the conventional depiction of Senta as a madwoman. According to Mike Richter, opera critic and collector of historical opera recordings, this production of Holländer from the Savonlinna (Finland) Opera Festival is the best production of a Wagner opera ever recorded on videotape.