Tempest-tossed on the storm of life: Wagner’s Der fliegende Holländer at Fulham Opera

Wagner declared in his 1851 pamphlet Communication to my Friends that “the Flying Dutchman… gives emotionally compelling expression to… the longing for peace from the storms of life.” And Daisy Evans takes this sense of exhausted, eternal displacement as her directoral cue: it is our sudden, imposed rootlessness which puts us all at sea with the Dutchman, lost in…

A hidden gem: The Hidden Valley

Whether you take it as a magical story, a modern myth or a parable of the natural world, The Hidden Valley will enchant all ages. Creative, inventive and beautiful, with a skilful cast who act as well as they sing, including the notable Juice Vocal Ensemble in a chorus role written especially for them, this dynamic production at…