from Act II of the German opera Der Fliegende Holländer
by Richard Wagner
Libretto: Richard Wagner
, Daland's daughter, engaged to Erik
Voice Part: soprano Fach: dramatic soprano
Setting: A room in Daland's house, Norway, 18th century
Synopsis: When her friends ask her to sing, Senta sings a song about the man who is doomed to sail the seas forever, only coming ashore every seven years. If he finds a wife while he is ashore, however, he will be allowed to stay ashore. Senta wishes to be the woman that keeps him ashore.