Featuring the 83-piece Australian Youth Orchestra, The Flying Dutchman was conducted by Victorian Opera’s Artistic Director Richard Mills, and directed by Roger Hodgman with a set and visual design by Matt Scott and Christina Smith. The work premiered on 14 February, 2015 at the Palais Theatre.
The Flying Dutchman has been acknowledged and honoured by Melbourne’s performing art industry by being nominated for seven prestigious Green Room Awards for 2015, over six Categories. The production received nominations in the category of Design, Direction, Production, Male Lead (with two nominations in that category), Male in a Supporting Role, and Conductor.
They Flying Dutchman was also named a finalist in the Unity Awards for 2015.
This project has been funded by the ARC (Australian Research Council) Linkage Scheme LP140100742.