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Richard Strauss

Die schweigsame Frau (1932-35)

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Plays: 1973


Comic opera in three acts
Act II (excerpt)
Duration: 01 mins 00 secs
Theo Adam/Jeanette Scovotti/Staatskapelle Dresden/Marek Janowski
(p) 1979, © 1996 EMI Records Ltd
EMI 7243 5 66033 2 5

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Text heard on Sample:

Morosus
Wie hold ist eines Mädchens Scham!
Hör, meine Timidia...

Aminta
Ruhe! hab ich dir gesagt!!!

Morosus
Aaaah!

Aminta
Meine Ruhe will ich haben, Ruhe, Ruhe, Ruhe,
Ruhe! Will nicht gefragt sein, will nicht geplagt sein!
Ruhe, Ruhe! Laß mich nicht quälen, nicht inquieren,
weiß meine Sachen selber zu führen,
weiß am besten, was mir mundet und frommt,
und verdammt, wer mir da in die Quere kommt!

Morosus
Aber Timidia, ich wollte nur...

Aminta
Gar kein Aber! Ausgeabert!

Morosus
Aber Timidia... ich wollte doch nur...

Aminta
Nichts zu wünschen, nichts zu reden,
hier geschieht nur, was ich will, ich!
Ich und ich und ich und ich.
Niemand hat hier was zu fragen,
niemand hat hier was zu wollen...

* * * * *

Morosus
How lovely is a maid's modesty!
Listen, my Timidia...

Aminta
Be quiet! I've told you already!!!

Morosus
Aaaaah!

Aminta
I will have my quiet, quiet, quiet, quiet!
Won't be questioned, won't be tormented!
Quiet, quiet!
Don't bother me,
don't be inquisitive:
I can myself conduct my own affairs,
I know best what suits and pleases me,
and be damned whoever stands in my way!

Morosus
But Timidia, I did but wish...

Aminta
But me no buts! Have done with "But"!

Morosus
But Timidia, I did but wish...

Aminta
Don't wish, don't speak,
here occurs only what I wish, I!
I and I and I and I.
Nobody here may ask,
nobody here may wish...

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