"Dein ist mein ganzes Herz!" tenor aria from Franz Lehár's operetta Das Land des Lächelns (The Land of Smiles). This aria was written for Richard Tauber.

When I hear the sound of your voice, it is just like music. )
"Der Hölle Rache," the Queen of the Night's aria from Mozart's opera Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute).

Hear, gods of vengeance! )
"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. )
I have just figured out how to put letters with umlauts and accents in a tag! Good, I needed that superpower ability.

"Ach, ich liebte," Konstanze's aria from Mozart's opera Die Entführung aus dem Serail (The Abduction from the Seraglio).

I knew nothing of love's pain )
By request of [livejournal.com profile] elendiari22, here is Lionel's aria "Ach, so fromm" from Friedrich von Flotow's opera Martha. Sorry it took a little longer than I expected. This lovely aria is often performed in Italian as "M'apparì."

You vanished, and you took my happiness with you )
Here is Act II, Scene 2 from Wagner's opera Lohengrin. The characters in this scene are the cunning sorceress Ortrud, the pure and naive maiden Elsa, and Ortrud's brave but easily manipulated husband Friedrich. Not appearing in this scene is Elsa's beloved, the mysterious knight Lohengrin, who has agreed to marry her on condition that she never ask his name and origin.

Let me teach you how sweet is the joy of purest constancy! )


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