Der fliegende Holländer (The Flying Dutchman) - Wagner

Jul 10
The Bradshaw Hall, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, 200 Jennens Road, Birmingham, B4 7XR

'Condemned to roam the seas for having defied God, the Flying Dutchman is cast ashore. Both man and ship can only seek redemption if true love can break the curse'

Featuring some of the UK’s finest opera soloists and the Central England Camerata under the baton of Jack Ridley. It will be staged by the Artistic Director of the Commonwealth Games 2022 ceremony, Iqbal Khan, a formidable talent in the world of opera and theatre. Sung in its original language, German, this plans to be an exciting community production.

We are proud to announce our diverse Commonwealth cast for the Dutchman performances. (See below)

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We still need budding volunteers, especially tenors and basses, to "come on board" and join our chorus on their exciting journey. Read more  chevron-circle-right


  • Anando Mukerjee

    Based in the UK, Anando is “India’s finest tenor” (The Statesman 2009) and is arguably the only internationally recognised tenor to emerge from India.

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  • Mari Wyn Williams

    Welsh dramatic soprano Mari is a graduate of The Wales International Academy of Voice studying with the International tenor Dennis O'Neill CBE.

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  • Laura Woods

    An alumnus of the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, Award winning international mezzo-soprano Laura Woods has performed for English National Opera, Opera Holland Park, Opera Siam in Bangkok, Bury Court Opera and Grimeborn at The Arcola Theatre.

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  • Christian Joel

    Hailing of Trinidad and Tobago, international tenor Christian Joel is an up-and-coming artist of great promise. He has performed for Buxton International Festival, Pegasus Opera, Opéra de Lyon, Lucerne Theatre and Herkulessaal in Munich.

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  • Gerrit Paul Groen

    British-American Gerrit Paul Groen is a dramatic bass who has a distinguished international career. He has performed for Covent Garden, London Lyric Opera, New Devon Opera and St. John Smith’s Square. In Australia, for Pinchgut Opera, Pacific Opera and Sydney Camber Opera.

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  • Byron Jackson

    The opera has at its helm the international opera singer, Byron Jackson. Born, raised and trained in Birmingham (alumnus of the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire), he has excited audiences all over the world with his powerful stage presence and voice.

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