Tom Krause: Lysiart. Introduction. Recitative and Aria: "Wo berg' ich mich" - "Schweigt glüh'nden Sehnens". Act 2.
Marek Janowski conducts the Staatskapelle Dresden.
EURYANTHE is a German "grand, heroic, romantic" opera by Carl Maria von Weber, first performed at the Theater am Kärntnertor, Vienna, on October 25, 1823.Though acknowledged as one of Weber's most important operas, the work is rarely staged because of the weak libretto by Helmina von Chézy. Euryanthe is based on the 13th-century romance "L'Histoire du très-noble et chevalereux prince Gérard, comte de Nevers et la très-virtueuse et très chaste princesse Euriant de Savoye, sa mye."
Act 2: At night, Lysiart ( a character likeTelramund in Wagner's "Lohengrin") sings both of his guilt and his love to Euryanthe. Eglantine (a character like Ortrud) visits the tomb, abstracts the ring, and gives it to Lysiart, who had almost given up on his wager with Adolar. She lets him know the secret behind the ring, and he proposes marriage with Eglantine.
[Compare the second act with Wagner's "Lohengrin" second act: Lysiart = Telramund; Eglantine = Ortrud. Weber's influence is to be recognized clearly.]