"Die Frist ist um," the Dutchman's opening monologue from Wagner's Der Fliegende Holländer (The Flying Dutchman). This is one of my favorite pieces of opera in existence. Listen to it, if you haven't.

Thanks to my many excellent friends who discussed aspects of the translation with me. Any remaining mistakes and infelicities are entirely mine.

Nowhere a grave! Never death! This is damnation's terrible decree. )
"Cheti, cheti immantinente" (baritone/bass duet from Donizetti's Don Pasquale).

Since this is a comic scene, I have taken some liberty in translating the tenses.

You're in the trap, you'll have to stay there. )


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