|My neighbors at the concert|
|The man with bad news speaks|
The autumn in my heart has lasted too long.
Sun of love, will you never shine again,
gently to dry my bitter tears?
|Botha receives thunderous applause|
In the moonlight, on the graves
crouches a wild, ghostly figure - It is an ape!
Hear how its howls resound piercingly
in the sweet fragrance of life!
Now take the wine! Now is the time - enjoy!
Empty the golden goblet to the bottom!
Dark is life, dark is death!
why then the misery and torment?
I drink until I can drink no more,
the whole, dear day!
And when I can drink no more,
because my stomach and soul are full,
I stagger to my door
and sleep very well!
|Conductor Zubin Mehta smiles at singer Botha|
to learn in sleep
forgotten happiness and youth.
He spoke, his voice was choked: My friend,
on this earth, fortune has not been kind to me!
Where do I go? I will go, wander in the mountains.
I seek peace for my lonely heart.
I wander to find my homeland, my home.
I will never stray to foreign lands.
Quiet is my heart, waiting for its hour!
|Hampson receives the applause of Mehta after The Farewell|