By Burton D. Fisher
A entire consultant to Richard Strauss's SALOME, that includes insightful and intensive observation and research, a whole, newly translated Libretto with German/English side-by facet, and over 25 song spotlight examples.
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His ways are very mysterious. We must submit to all and everything to Him, for God is very strong. Erster Jude: Du sagst die Wahrheit. Fürwahr, Gott ist furchtbar. Aber was diesen Menschen angeht, der hat Gott nie gesehn. Seit dem Propheten Elias hat niemand Gott gesehn. First Jew: That’s true. God is awe-inspiring. But this man has never seen God. No man has seen God since the Prophet Elijah. Herodias: Heiss’ sie schweigen, sie langweilen mich. Herodias: (to Herod) Make them be quiet. They weary me.
When he comes, the ears of the deaf shall be opened. Zweiter Soldate: Heiss’ ihn schweigen! Second Soldier: Make him be quiet! Erster Soldate: Er ist ein heil’ger Mann. First Soldier: He is a holy man. Zweiter Soldat: Er sagt immer lächerliche Dinge. Second Soldier: He’s always saying ridiculous things. Erster Soldat: Er ist sehr sanft. Jeden Tag, den ich ihm zu essen gebe, dankt er mir. First Soldier: He is very gentle. Every day when I bring him food, he thanks me. Ein Cappadocier: Wer ist es?
Herod: (to Herodias) You see, how you reared this daughter of yours! Herodias: Meine Tochter und ich stammen aus königlichem Blut. Dein Vater war Kameeltreiber, dein Vater war ein Dieb. und ein Räuber oben drein. Herodias: My daughter and I are of royal blood. Your father was a camel driver, and your father was a thief and robber. Herodes: Salome, komm, setz dich zu mir. Du sollst auf dem Thron deiner Mutter sitzen. Herod: Salome, come and sit next to me. I will give you your mother’s throne to sit upon.