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Wenn ich im Kampfe fur dich siege

Opera details:

Opera title:

Lohengrin

Composer:

Richard Wagner

Language:

German

Synopsis:

Lohengrin Synopsis

Libretto:

Lohengrin Libretto

Translation(s):

English

Aria details:

Type:

aria

Role(s):

Lohengrin

Voice(s):

Tenor

Act:

1

Previous scene: Mein lieber Schwan ach diese letzte Fahrt
Next scene: Nun sei bedankt mein lieber Schwan

Richard Wagner - LOHENGRIN - "Wenn ich im Kampfe für dich siege” (Jess Thomas & Elisabeth Grümmer)

Singer(s): Elisabeth Grümmer Jess Thomas

LOHENGRIN
Romantische Oper in 3 Aufzügen
Composer & librettist: Richard Wagner (1813–1883), after mediaeval German romance
First performance: Staatskapelle Weimar, 28 August 1850

SETTING: Antwerp, on the Scheldt, 10th century

PLOT: Friedrich von Telramund accuses Elsa von Brabant of her murdering her brother Gottfried, the Duke. To Elsa’s rescue comes a wonderful knight in a boat drawn by a swan. He will defend her and marry her on the condition that she never ask his name or where he came from. The knight defeats Telramund in combat and marries Elsa, but Telramund and his wife Ortrud, a pagan sorceress, plot to destroy the knight and rule Brabant. On their wedding knight, Elsa asks the knight the fateful question; at that moment, Telramund attacks the knight and is killed. Sadly, the knight assembles the people of Brabant, and tells them who he is: Lohengrin, son of Parsifal, knight of the Holy Grail. The swan returns, and Lohengrin transforms it into its rightful form: the Duke Gottfried, enchanted by Ortrud. Elsa dies of grief as Lohengrin sails away.

‘Wenn ich im Kampfe für dich siege’
Elsa accepts the knight as her champion, and, if he should defeat Telramund in trial by combat, as her husband. He warns her, however, never to ask his name or where he came from.

Lohengrin (tenor): Jess Thomas
Elsa von Brabant (soprano): Elisabeth Grümmer
Chor der Wiener Staatsoper

Conductor: Rudolf Kempe
Wiener Philharmoniker
Vienna, 1962–63

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