fliegende Holländer, Der

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fliegende Holländer, Der (The Flying Dutchman). Opera in 3 acts by Wagner to his own lib. based on the legend as retold by Heine. Comp. 1840–1, rev. 1842, 1846, and 1852, end of opera and coda of ov. remodelled 1860. Prod. Dresden 1843, London 1870 (in It.; in Ger. 1882), Philadelphia 1876. Orig. intended to be in 1 act, it is now often so perf. (e.g. by Bayreuth 1901 and by CG, ENO, and Opera North).