July 28 and 30, August 1 and 3 – 8 p.m.

Louis-Fréchette Hall – Grand théâtre de Québec

For the first time in almost a century, an opera by the celebrated German composer will appear on stage in Quebec City! Combining epic tales, supernatural worlds and remarkable scenic effects, The Flying Dutchman signals the onset of Wagner’s mature works.

Staging has been entrusted to director François Girard. No stranger to the international lyric scene, the Québec filmmaker made waves with, among other acclaimed productions, Parsifal at the Metropolitan Opera and Siegfried at the Canadian Opera Company, as well as with award-winning movies such as The Red Violin (1998), Soie (2007) and Hochelaga, terre des âmes (2017). Internationally-renowned Québec conductor Jacques Lacombe will be on the podium.


Music: Richard Wagner
Libretto: Richard Wagner, based on Heinrich Heine


Sung in German with French and English surtitles.
Estimated duration: 2 hours and 15 minutes, with no intermission.

Conductor : Jacques Lacombe
Director : François Girard
Assistant Director : Élaine Normandeau
Dramaturg : Serge Lamothe
Choreographer : Carolyn Choa
Assistant Choreographer : Anita Griffin
Set Designer : John Macfarlane
Costume Designer : Moritz Junge
Lighting Designer : David Finn
Projection Designer : Peter Flaherty

Opéra de Québec Chorus
Orchestre symphonique de Québec

A coproduction with the Metropolitan Opera (New York), the Dutch National Opera (Amsterdam) and the Abu Dhabi Festival.