Wagner - Lohengrin - Nun sei bedankt, mein lieber Schwan (Act 1)
Chor der deutschen Staatsoper Berlin
Chorus master Ernst Stoy
dir, Daniel Barenboim
Heinrich der Vogler, deutscher König, René Pape
Lohengrin, Peter Seiffert
Elsa von Brabant, Emily Magee
Friedrich von Telramund, Falk Struckmann
Ortrud, seine Gemahlin, Deborah Polaski
My thanks to you, dear swan! Glide back over the wide water to the place from which your boat brought me; return to where alone lies our happiness! Then will your task be faithfully fulfilled. Farewell, farewell, beloved swan!
Men and women
What sweet blissful awe seizes us! What gracious power holds us in thrall! How handsome and noble of aspect is he whom such a miracle brought to our land!
Hail, King Henry! May God ever give His blessing to your sword! Renowned and great may your name be, never to vanish from this eart!
My thanks! If I rightly recognize the power that brought you to this land, you were sent to us by God?