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The Curse of the Flying Dutchman

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Opera, like theater, is often overlooked among audiences in today’s culture as boring, long and incomprehensible. With the popularity of film, television and video games, it is more important than ever to choose a piece that audiences can connect with.

Virginia Opera's 'The Flying Dutchman' lands at GMU's Center for the Arts

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Posted: Thursday, April 21, 2016 12:00 am

Not long ago during the “Pirates of the Caribbean” craze, teenage girls everywhere obsessed over the character of Capt. Jack Sparrow, adorning bedroom walls with posters and even life-size cutouts of him.

Opera review: 'The Flying Dutchman'

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Posted: Saturday, April 16, 2016 6:00 pm

From its opening storm at sea to its heaven-bound finale, Richard Wagner’s early opera “The Flying Dutchman” is several shows rolled into one in the rendering that is closing out Virginia Opera’s 2015-16 season.