Ilkka Bäckman's acclaimed production takes place outdoors in the huge courtyard of Finland's 500-year-old Olavinlinna Castle – a majestic and impressive setting, which gives the production an atmosphere and realism. Hildegard Behrens, at the height of her career, is the tragic Senta, whose destiny is to redeem the Dutchman from his fate. The German bass-baritone, Franz Grundheber, sings the title role, and Finland's own Matti Salminen is the Norwegian sea captain, Daland.
“I can think of no more atmospheric setting… The ingenuity with which Der Fliegende Holländer was presented is remarkable” OPERA MAGAZINE
Recorded live at the Savonlinna Opera Festival 1989