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The Flying Dutchman at the Royal Opera House review: Bryn Terfel is marvellous as the doomed sailor

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Senta, the young woman who yearns to bring salvation to the Dutchman’s soul, is sung here by the Swedish soprano Elisabet Strid, who may, for some tastes, lack the potency of a traditional Wagnerian dramatic soprano. What she does offer, though, is an aptly searching tonal quality and a range of expression in her Ballad that one too rarely encounters. She also nails the taxing top notes both there and at the end of the opera.

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