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The Mapleson Cylinders - Program Notes

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Act III, Scene 3: Opening episode excerpt: "Für deutsches Land das deutsche Schwert" ... "Wie ist ihr Antlitz trüb und blei[che]!"

Robert Blass (b), King

Metropolitan Opera Chorus & Orchestra--

Alfred Hertz

February 7, 1903

[Glackens 84?]

The men of Brabant have assembled before the King, expecting Lohengrin to lead them into battle against the Hungarians.

[original]

KING

Für deutsches Land das deutsche Schwert!
So sei des Reiches Kraft bewährt!

CHORUS
Dell' Alemagna, il nostrò acciar
saprà la gloria sempre serbar!

KING
Wo weilt nun der, den Gott gesandt
zum Ruhm, zur Grösse von Brabant?

CHORUS
Che avenne mai? Oh, ciel, cos'è?
Che avenne mai? Oh, ciel, cos'è?

KING
Wen führt ihr her? Was soll ich schau'n?
Mich fasst bei eurem Anblick Grau'n!

FOUR NOBLES
So will's der Schütze von Brabant:
wer dieser ist, macht der bekannt.

CHORUS
Vedi: Elsa viene, fior di candore;
coperto il volto ha di pallo[re.]

[translation]

KING

For German land, the German sword!
Thus will the kingdom's strength be guarded!

CHORUS
For German land, the German sword!
Thus will the kingdom's strength be guarded!

KING
Where does he tarry, the one sent by God
for the glory and greatness of Brabant?

CHORUS
What has happened? Oh heaven, what is it?
This is the body of Telramund!

KING
Whom do you bring here? What must I see?
At the sight of your faces, dread seizes me!

FOUR NOBLES
So commands the Protector of Brabant:
who this is, he will reveal.

CHORUS
See: Elsa approaches, flower of candor;
pallor veils her face.

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