from Act I of the German opera Der Fliegende Holländer
by Richard Wagner
Libretto: Richard Wagner
Role: The Steersman
, the mate of Daland's vessel
Voice Part: tenor Fach: lyric tenor
Setting: A ship docked in a fjord during a storm, the coast of Norway, 18th century
Synopsis: During a storm, the Steersman is on watch. To keep himself awake, he sings a ballad about his beloved who misses him.