by Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856) and by Emil Flechsig (1808 - 1878)
Translation © by Ferdinando Albeggiani

Die Peri tritt mit schüchterner Gebärde
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT FRE ITA SPA
Tenor-Solo
 Die Peri tritt mit schüchterner Gebärde
 Vor Edens Tor,
 Im Herzen Himmelshoffnungsglück:
 Ob sich die Pforte öffnen werde,
 Sie fragt's mit stummem Liebesblick.

Der Engel
 Gern grüßen wir, die so gegangen
 Den Heldentod fürs Vaterland.
 Doch sieh, noch weicht der eh'rne Riegel nicht
 Viel heil'ger muß die Gabe sein,
 Die dich zum Tor des Lichts läßt ein!

Engel-Chor
 Viel heil'ger muß die Gabe sein,
 Die dich zum Tor des Lichts läßt ein!

Note: this text is a translation of part of Thomas Moore's Paradise and the Peri.

Authorship

Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "La Peri s’acosta amb posat humil", copyright © 2020, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "La Péri marche avec une allure timide", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Ferdinando Albeggiani) , "La Peri si avvicina timidamente", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Saúl Botero Restrepo) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Guy Laffaille [Guest Editor]

This text was added to the website: 2012-12-13
Line count: 15
Word count: 73

La Peri si avvicina timidamente
Language: Italian (Italiano)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Tenore solo
 La Peri si avvicina timidamente
 alle porte dell'Eden,
 con il cuore felice per la speranza del cielo:
 che possa aprirsi la porta del cielo,
 ella chiede con muto sguardo amoroso.
 
L'angelo
 Volentieri salutiamo, quanti sono andati incontro
 a una morte eroica per la loro patria.
 E tuttavia, vedi, non cede il chiavistello di ferro,
 assai più sacro deve essere il dono
 che ti farà schiudere le porte della luce!

Coro di angeli
 Assai più sacro deve essere il dono
 che ti farà schiudere le porte della luce! 

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This text was added to the website: 2013-05-13
Line count: 15
Word count: 89