Christa Ludwig- in Memorium

🎼🎶 April 28, 2021
To honor the memory of the great mezzo-soprano Christa Ludwig, who passed away April 26th, we hear today her legendary performance in the title role of Beethoven’s opera,  Fidelio. She sings the recitative, “Abscheulicher! Wo eilst du hin?” followed by the aria, “Komm, Hoffnung!”
Monster! Where are you rushing?
What will you do in your wild rage?
Does the call of sympathy,
The voice of humanity,
Move nothing in your savage heart?
But just as like stormy seas
Anger and hatred surge in your soul,
There appears to me a rainbow,
That rests bright on the dark clouds,
That watches so quietly,
So peacefully below,
That mirrors old times,
And newly calmed my blood flows.
Come, Hope, let  the last star
Not fade for the weary,
Illuminate my goal, be it ever so far,
Love will reach it.
I follow an inner drive,
I waver not,
I am strengthened by my duty
Of true wedded love.
Oh you, for whom I bore everything,
Could I only be at your side,
Where evil has you chained,
And bring you sweet comfort!  
I follow an inner drive,
I waver not,
I am strengthened by my duty
Of true wedded love.
Christa Ludwig - Fidelio - Abscheulicher...Komm Hoffnung
Christa Ludwig - Fidelio - Abscheulicher...Komm Hoffnung

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  • John Scialdone
    published this page in Daily Beethoven 2021-04-29 05:31:57 -0400

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