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The Mapleson Cylinders - Program Notes

- Libretti
- Wagner: SIEGFRIED
- Band 3

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Act I: Finale excerpts:

(a) "[Heiahohohoho]ho! Heiah!"

(b) "[No]thung! Neidliches Schwert"...to end of act

Jean De Reszke (t), Siegfried

Adolph Von Hübbenet (t), Mime

Metropolitan Opera Orchestra--

Walter Damrosch

March 19 (matinee), 1901

[Snake; Glackens 101.]

At the beginning of this band is repeated the passage in which Siegfried plunges the sword into a pail of water, also heard in Band 2. Mapleson then skips to the final pages of the act, in which Siegfried demonstrates the strength of his sword by splitting Mime's anvil in two.

[original]

SIEGFRIED

(a)
[Heiahohohoho]ho! Heiah!

SIEGFRIED
(b)
[Nothung! No]thung!
Neidliches Schwert!
Zum Leben weckt' ich dich wieder.
Todt lagst du
im Trümmern dort,
jetzt leuchtest du trotzig und hehr.

MIME
Hei! Mime, wie glückte dir das!

SIEGFRIED
Zeige den Schächern
nun deinen Schein!

MIME
Wer hätte wohl das gedacht!

SIEGFRIED
Schlage den Falschen,
fälle den Schelm!
Schau, Mime, du Schmied:
So schneidet Siegfried's Schwert! ( He strikes the anvil, which splits in two with a great noise. Mime, who has jumped on a stool in great delight, falls in terror to the ground. Siegfried holds the sword on high in exaltation. )

[translation]

SIEGFRIED

[Heiahohohoho]ho! Heiah!

SIEGFRIED
Nothung! Nothung!
Conquering sword!
I wake you again to life!
You lay there dead,
in splinters,
now you shine, scornful and bright.

MIME
Hey! Mime, how lucky you are!

SIEGFRIED
Show traitors
how you now shine!

MIME
Who would have guessed it!

SIEGFRIED
Strike the false,
cut down the knave!
Look, Mime, you smith!
That's how Siegfried's sword slices! ( He strikes the anvil, which splits in two with a great noise. Mime, who has jumped on a stool in great delight, falls in terror to the ground. Siegfried holds the sword on high in exaltation. )


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