Judith French The Dutch Mariner

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Classic Serial: The Dutch Mariner Sun 13th Apr 2003, 15:00 on BBC Radio 4 FM A retelling of the myth by Judith French, that inspired Wagner's classic opera "The Flying Dutchman". A mysterious Dutchman is condemned to sail the seas for eternity unless he can find a woman who loves him enough to die for him.   But how do you prove that a lover would give their soul to save yours?   In the short, dark days of a Norwegian winter, this timeless tale explores the power of love and the strength of evil. Director Rachel Horan Repeated on Saturday The Mariner:……Gerard Murphy The Fiend:…..James Laurenson Senta:……Ellie Beaven Eric:…..Ifan Meredith Daland:…….Pip Donaghy The Flying Dutchman (Dutch: De Vliegende Hollander) is a legendary ghost ship which was said to never be able to make port, doomed to sail the oceans forever. 

This recording is part of the Old Time Radio collection.