02/01/1843 Wagner's opera "The Flying Dutchman" premieres, Dresden
Wagner - Flying Dutchman - Overture
Wagner: DER FLIEGENDE HOLLÄNDER (Bayreuth)
Richard Wagner "Flying Dutchman" Overture
Inspired by a stormy sea crossing made from Riga to London in July and August 1839, and taking the story from Heinrich Heine's retelling of a legend, Wagner composed music and wrote libretto to this German-language opera. Wagner conducted the premiere at the Semper Oper in Dresden.