After invoking the name of Satan, a ship's captain is cursed to roam the seas forever. His only chance at redemption comes every seven years when the waves carry him to shore. If he can find a woman who loves him truly, the curse will break. One of the composer's earlier works, written in 1870, Dutchman includes many of Wagner's first attempts at styles that would be prominent in his later operas, including the use of leitmotifs. In German with English supertitle translations. October 19, 23, 25-27, 2013.