O namelose Freude

Opera details:

Opera title:

Fidelio

Composer:

Ludwig van Beethoven

Language:

German

Synopsis:

Fidelio Synopsis

Libretto:

Fidelio Libretto

Translation(s):

English

Duet details:

Type:

duet

Role(s):

Leonore / Florestan

Voice(s):

Soprano / Tenor

Act:

2.09

Previous scene: Meine Leonore geliebtes Weib
Next scene: Gute Botschaft ihr armen Leidenden

Gwyneth Jones & James King sing "O namelose Freude" from Beetoven's Leonore

Singer(s): James King Gwyneth Jones

Gwyneth Jones & James King sing "O namelose Freude" from Beetoven's Leonore

Please note: This is Beethoven's original version

Libretto/Lyrics/Text/Testo:

Nr. 15 - Duett

LEONORE
O namenlose Freude!
Mein Mann an meiner Brust!

FLORESTAN
O namenlose Freude!
An Leonorens Brust!

BEIDE
Nach unnennbarem Leide
So übergrosse Lust!

LEONORE
Du wieder nun in meinen Armen1

FLORESTAN
O Gott, wie gross ist dein Erbarmen!

BEIDE
Mein Weib, mein Weib, an meiner Brust!
Mein Mann, mein Mann, an meiner Brust!
O dank dir, Gott, für diese Lust!

FLORESTAN
Du bist's!

LEONORE
Ich bin's!

FLORESTAN
O himmlisches Entzücken! Leonore!

LEONORE
Florestan!

BEIDE
O namenlose Freude!
Mein Weib, mein Weib, an meiner Brust!
Du wieder mein, an meiner Brust!
O dank dir, Gott, für diese Lust!

English Libretto or Translation:

No. 15 - Duet

LEONORA
Oh what boundless happiness!
My husband in my arms!

FLORESTAN
Oh what boundless happiness!
Leonora in my arms!

BOTH
After untold sorrows
Such unbelievable joy!

LEONORA
I hold you in my arms again!

FLORESTAN
Oh God, how great your mercy is!

BOTH
My wife, I hold her in my arms!
My husband I hold in my arms!
We thank you, Lord, for this great bliss!

FLORESTAN
You here!

LEONORA
I'm here!

FLORESTAN
Oh heavenly delight!
Leonora!

LEONORA
Florestan!

BOTH
Oh what boundless happiness!
My wife, I hold her in my arms!
My husband I hold in my arms!
We thank you, Lord, for this great bliss!