Deutsche Oper Berlin Announces Cast Change for ‘The Flying Dutchman’

By Francisco Salazar

The Deutsche Oper Berlin has announced a cast change for “The Flying Dutchman” on Oct. 28 and Nov. 12 and 24, 2023.

The company said that due to Michael Volle’s illness, Egils Silins will take over the title role in Wagner’s opera.

Silins is one of the most sought-after bass-baritones of our time who has sung more than 90 roles in the German, French, Italian, and Russian repertoire. He is well known for “The Flying Dutchman,” Wotan and Wanderer in The Ring Cycle, Klingsor and Amfortas in “Parsifal,” Jochanaan in “Salome” and Barak in “Die Frau ohne Schatten.”

He joins a cast that includes Elisabeth Teige, Robert Watson, Lauren Decker, and Tobias Kehrer. Ivan Repušić conducts the production by Christian Spuck.