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Language: German (Deutsch)

  Nein, nein, nein, nein, das ist zu viel;
  Nein, nimmermehr kann ich es glauben,
  Palmira, meines Lebens Ziel,
  Soll der Vermess'ne mir nicht rauben.
  Ein Azolin, ganz unbekannt,
  Ein Azolin, ohn' Name, Titel, Rang und Stand!
  Ein Azolin -

  Ein Azolin!

  Entreißt mir dieses Glück!
  Ich brech' ihm das Genick!

  Wir brechen sein Genick!

  Allein, Zedir, der Schatz ist groß,
  Den ich statt einer Braut erhalte;
  Beklage nicht mein wechselnd Los,
  Mehr gilt das neue als das alte.
  Wie bald ist ein Gesicht verblüht!
  Doch Gold und Steine sind solid,
  Nur Azolin!

  Ja, Azolin!

  Nicht gönn' ich ihm mein Glück!
  Ich brech' ihm das Genick!

  Wir brechen sein Genick!

Confirmed with Franz Schubert. Bühnenwerke. Kritische Gesamtausgabe der Texte. Herausgegeben von Christian Pollack. Verlegt bei Hans Schneider D-8132 Tutzing. [1988], pages 629-630.

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 duet appears in act 2, scene 6, as no. 11.

Submitted by Peter Rastl [Guest Editor]


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