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(Wagner: Der fliegende Holländer). Bass. A Norwegian sea captain, father of Senta. His ship is anchored in bad weather off the coast of Norway near to where he lives. Out of the mists he sees the Dutchman's ship appear. The Dutchman asks if he can marry Senta in return for great wealth, and Daland agrees, taking him home to meet her. Aria: Mögst du, mein Kind, den fremden Mann willkommen heissen? (‘Will you, my child, bid this stranger welcome?’). Created (1843) by Karl Risse.

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