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Fatal Obsession

Wagner's 'Flying Dutchman'
at Los Angeles Opera,
experienced by MARIA NOCKIN

 

From 1837 to 1839, Richard Wagner was music director at the theater in Riga, in what is now Latvia. Although his wife was no longer working, and he did not earn a great deal, they enjoyed an extravagant lifestyle and ran up huge debts. In order to flee their creditors in 1839, they planned to board a ship for London and then go on to Paris where Richard was sure the Opéra would stage his new opera, Rienzi, and reward him graciously. Unfortunately, they waited too long and his passport was confiscated...

Copyright © 12 March 2013 Maria Nockin,
Arizona USA

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RICHARD WAGNER

FLYING DUTCHMAN

LOS ANGELES OPERA

DOROTHY CHANDLER PAVILION

LOS ANGELES

CALIFORNIA

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

JAMES CONLON

GERMANY

NORWAY

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