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Gundula Janowitz & Nicolai Gedda: Mozart - Die Zauberflöte, 'Tamino mein, O welch ein Glück!'

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Published on Aug 3, 2012

Gundula Janowitz (born August 2, 1937 in Berlin, Germany) is an Austrian lyric soprano singer of operas, oratorios and concerts. She is one of the most renowned opera singers of the 20th century and was pre-eminent in the 1960s and 1970s... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gundula_...

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Nicolai Gedda (born 11 July 1925) is a Swedish operatic tenor. Having made some two hundred recordings, Gedda is said to be the most widely recorded tenor in history. Gedda's singing is best known for his beauty of tone, vocal control, and musical perception... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicolai_...


Lyrics & English Translation

PAMINA
My Tamino! O what joy!

TAMINO
My Pamina! O what joy!
Here are the gates of terror
which threaten danger and death for me.

PAMINA
Everywhere I shall
be at your side.
I myself shall lead you;
love guides me.
[taking him by the hand]
Let it strew the path with roses,
for roses always go with thorns.
You play the magic flute;
may it protect us on our way.
One enchanted hour it was carved
by my father out of the deepest heart
of the thousand-year-old oak,
amidst thunder and lightning, storm and tempest.
Now come and play the flute;
let it guide us on our grim path.

PAMINA, TAMINO
By the power of music we walk
cheerfully through the dark night of death!

THE ARMOURED MEN
By the power of music you walk
cheerfully through the dark night of death!

[Tamino and Pamina turn towards the mountain which is pouring out fire. They walk through crackling fire and bowling wind. Tamino plays his flute. As soon as they come out of the fire, they embrace.]

PAMINA, TAMINO
We have walked through flames,
fought the danger bravely.
May your sound protect us in the floods
as it has in the fire.


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I send my kind and warm regards,

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