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O Isis und Osiris

Opera details:

Opera title:

Die Zauberflöte

Composer:

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Language:

German

Synopsis:

Die Zauberflöte Synopsis

Libretto:

Die Zauberflöte Libretto

Translation(s):

English

Aria details:

Type:

aria,choir

Role(s):

Sarastro

Voice(s):

Bass

Act:

2.03

Previous scene: Ihr in dem Weisheitstempel eingeweihten
Next scene: Eine schreckliche Nacht

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE - "O Isis und Osiris" (I)

Singer: Gottlob Frick

DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE (THE MAGIC FLUTE)
Opera in 2 acts
Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Librettist: Emmanuel Schikaneder
First performance: Freihaustheater, Vienna, 30 September 1791

THE MAGIC FLUTE premièred a couple of months before Mozart’s death. A mixture of Freemasonry and fairy story, it looks forward to the folksy Romanticism of Weber’s FREISCHÜTZ and the lofty beauty of Wagner.

Tamino, a handsome prince, is rescued from a serpent by three ladies in the service of the Star-Blazing Queen. She asks him to rescue her daughter Pamina, whom the evil sorcerer Sarastro has kidnapped. Tamino and the birdcatcher Papageno set out, but learn that Sarastro is good and the Queen of the Night evil. Tamino and Pamina have passed through various trials and marry; the simple Papageno finds happiness with the bird-woman Papagena; and the Queen and her minions fall into darkness.

Aria & Chorus: "O Isis und Osiris"
Sarastro asks the gods to watch over Tamino and Pamina.

Sarastro (bass): Gottlob Frick

Conductor: Otto Klemperer
Philharmonia Chorus & Orchestra
London 1964

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Libretto/Lyrics/Text/Testo:

SARASTRO und CHOR
O Isis und Osiris schenket
Der Weisheit Geist dem neuen Paar!
Die ihr der Wandrer Schritte lenket,
Stärkt mit Geduld sie in Gefahr -
Lasst sie der Prüfung Früchts sehen.
Doch sollten sie zu Grabe gehen,
So lohnt der Tugend kühnen Lauf,
Nehmt sie in euern Wohnsitz auf.

Sarastro geht voraus, dann alle ihm nach ab.

English Libretto or Translation:

SARASTRO
O Isis and Osiris, bestow
the spirit of wisdom on this young couple!
You who guide the wanderers' steps,
strengthen them with patience in danger.

CHORUS
Strengthen them with patience in danger.

SARASTRO
Let them see the fruits of trial;
yet if they should go to their deaths,
then reward the bold course of virtue:
receive them into your abode.

CHORUS
Receive them into your abode.

Exit Sarastro followed by the priests.

Sheetmusic in our database with this aria

G. Schirmer Opera Anthology: Arias for BassG. Schirmer Opera Anthology: Diction Coach - Arias for BassOperatic Anthology: BassMozart Opera Arias: Baritone/Bass

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