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02/01/1843 Wagner's opera "The Flying Dutchman" premieres, Dresden

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Wagner - Flying Dutchman - Overture

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Wagner: DER FLIEGENDE HOLLÄNDER (Bayreuth)

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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.
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