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Mein Herr Marquis (Laughing Song)

Opera details:

Opera title:

Die Fledermaus

Composer:

Johann Strauss jr

Language:

German

Synopsis:

Die Fledermaus Synopsis

Libretto:

Die Fledermaus Libretto

Translation(s):

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Aria details:

Also known as:

Laughing Song

Type:

aria

Role(s):

Adele

Voice(s):

Soprano

Act:

2.06

Previous scene: Ach meine Herrn und Damen
Next scene: Pardon gnädiges Fräulein

Die Fledermaus - Operetta in three acts Op. 362 (1992 Remastered Version) : Mein Herr Marquis...

Singer: Brigitte Fassbaender

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Die Fledermaus - Operetta in three acts Op. 362 (1992 Remastered Version) : Mein Herr Marquis (Laughing Song) · Renate Holm/Brigitte Fassbaender/Nicolai Gedda/Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau/Chor der Wiener Staatsoper/Wiener Symphoniker/Willi Boskovsky

Champagne and Laughter - The Music of Johann Strauss II

℗ 1972 The copyright in this sound recording is owned by EMI Music Germany GmbH & Co. KG . Digital remastering (p) 1992 by EMI Music Germany GmbH & Co. KG

Lead Vocals: Renate Holm
Soprano Vocals: Renate Holm
Lead Vocals: Brigitte Fassbaender
Mezzo-soprano Vocals: Brigitte Fassbaender
Boy Soprano: Brigitte Fassbaender
Chorus: Chor Der Wiener Staatsoper
Lead Vocals: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Bass-baritone Vocals: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Lead Vocals: Chor Der Wiener Staatsoper
Bass- Baritone: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Producer: Helmut Storjohann
Vocals: Nicolai Gedda
Boy Soprano: Renate Holm
Lead Vocals: Wiener Symphoniker
Orchestra: Wiener Symphoniker
Lead Vocals: Willi Boskovsky
Conductor: Willi Boskovsky
Composer: Johann Strauss II

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Libretto/Lyrics/Text/Testo:

Couplet

ADELE
Mein Herr Marquis, ein Mann wie Sie
Sollt' besser das verstehn!
Darum rate ich, ja genauer sich
Die Leute anzusehn.
Die Hand ist doch wohl zu fein, ah,
Dies Füsschen so zierlich und klein, ah,
Die Sprache, die ich führe, die Taille, die Turnüre,
Dergleichen finden Sie bei einer Zofe nie!
Gestehen müssen Sie fürwahr,
Sehr komisch dieser Irrtum war.
Ja, sehr komisch, hahaha, ist die Sache, hahaha,
Drum verzeihn Sie, wenn ich lache, hahaha,
Sehr komisch, Herr Marquis, sind Sie.

ALLE
Ja, sehr komisch, hahaha, ist die Sache, hahaha.

ADELE
Mit dem Profil im griech'schen Stil
Beschenkte mich Natur.
Wenn nicht dies Gesicht schon genügend spricht,
So sehn Sie die Figur!
Schaun durch die Lorgnette Sie dann, ah,
Sich diese Toilette nur an, ah,
Es scheint mir wohl, die Liebe macht Ihre Augen trübe.
Der schönen Zofe Bild hat ganz Ihr Herz erfüllt!
Nun sehen Sie sie überall,
Sehr komisch ist fürwahr der Fall.
Ja, sehr komisch, hahaha, ist die Sache, hahaha,
Sehr komisch, Herr Marquis, sind Sie.

ALLE
Hahaha! Hahaha!

English Libretto or Translation:

ADELE
My dear Marquis,
You've insulted me,
A most impolite thing to do.
Though you were unkind,
I am too refined
To say what I think of you.
This delicate hand is so fine;
Ah, ah, ah, ah, ah;
This foot of such tiny design,
Ah, ah, ah, ah, ah;
My diction is perfection,
My bearing, my complexion--
You'll never see such features
In a lady's maid;
You'll never see the charms
That you find here displayed.
You really must admit, in fact,
Your words were quite devoid of tact!
You're amusing, ha, ha, ha,
You're delightful, ha, ha, ha,
Can't help laughing, ha, ha, ha,
Feeling spiteful, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha;
You're amusing, ha, ha, ha,
You're delightful, ha, ha, ha,
Can't help laughing, ha, ha, ha,
Feeling spiteful, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha;
A comical mistake, Marquis.

Look at this profile,
In the Grecian style,
A beauty of classical charms,
With a perfect smile,
Full of youthful guile,
A Venus with both her arms.
Perhaps you should use a lorgnette
Ah, ah, ah, ah, ah,
To study my trim silhouette,
Ah, ah, ah, ah, ah,
It's clear your eyes deceive you;
Of doubt let me relieve you:
You're wrong to think that I'm
Your precious ladies' maid;
Your mind is filled with visions of her, I'm afraid.
You think you see her face in me;
How wrong you are, my dear Marquis!
You're amusing, ha, ha, ha,
You're delightful, ha, ha, ha,
Can't help laughing, ha, ha, ha,
Feeling spiteful, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha;
You're amusing, ha, ha, ha,
You're delightful, ha, ha, ha,
Can't help laughing, ha, ha, ha,
Feeling spiteful, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha;
A comical mistake, Marquis, etc.

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