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The Mapleson Cylinders - Program Notes

- Libretti
- Wagner: DIE WALKÜRE [Includes RealAudio Selections]
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Act III: Magic Fire Music excerpt : "durchschreite das Feuer nie"...almost to end of opera

Anton Van Rooy (b), Wotan

Metropolitan Opera Orchestra--

Walter Damrosch

February 11 or February 27 (matinee). 1902

[Glackens 3: "Van Rooy probably...Feb. 1902." Van Rooy sang all three Wotans that season; these are the two February dates.]

Having summoned Loge to surround the rock with flames, Wotan reluctantly leaves his favorite daughter.

[original]
[Wer meines Speeres
Spitze furchtet.]
durchschreite das Feuer nie! ( He stretches out the spear as if casting a spell. Then he gazes sadly back at Brünnhilde, turns to depart, and looks back once more before disappearing through the flames. The curtain falls. )

[translation]
He who fears
the point of my spear
shall never pass through the fire! ( He stretches out the spear as if casting a spell. Then he gazes sadly back at Brünnhilde, turns to depart, and looks back once more before disappearing through the flames. The curtain falls. )


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