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Language: German (Deutsch)

  Der Tag entflieht,
  Der Abend glüht,
  Aus jeder Stunde Schlägen
  Tönt Schrecken mir entgegen.
  Ich sehe von Martern und gräßlichem Tod
  Die beste, die teuerste Mutter bedroht.

  Du, meines Lebens Wonne,
  Palmira, winktest mir,
  Wie Blumen nach der Sonne
  Strebt' ich allein nach dir.
  Nicht zogen Rang und Ehren,
  Nicht Gold und Gut mich an,
  Dein Herz war mein Begehren,
  Dein Herz mein Ziel auf dunkler Bahn.

  Da nahen, da drängen sich feindliche Mächte,
  Umstellen mit listig erfund'nem Geflechte
  Den mutig gewagten, fern eilenden Lauf.
  Vergebens erschallet mein Rufen, mein Flehen,
  Bald ist's um das Leben der Mutter geschehen,
  Nimm, Himmel, statt ihrer zum Opfer mich auf.

Confirmed with Franz Schubert. Bühnenwerke. Kritische Gesamtausgabe der Texte. Herausgegeben von Christian Pollack. Verlegt bei Hans Schneider D-8132 Tutzing. [1988], pages 630-631.

Note: Friedrich Treitschke created two inserts (a duet and an aria) for the opera Das Zauberglöckchen, his translation of La clochette ou le diable page (Opéra comique en trois actes, paroles de E. G. M. Théaulon de Lambert, musique de Louis J. F. Hérold), for the Vienna production in 1821. The aria appears in act 3 as no. 16.

Submitted by Peter Rastl [Guest Editor]


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