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Opera: Fidelio
Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
Description: the overseer of the prison
Voice Part: baritone
Vocal Fach: dramatic baritone
Ha! welch' ein Augenblick! - from Act I, Scene 5. Range: 2G#/Ab - 4E    Extras: Translation into English by
Ha! Welch' ein Augenblick!, Pizarro's aria from Fidelio

Ha! Welch' ein Augenblick!	Ha!  What a moment!
Die Rache werd' ich kühlen,	My vengeance I will cool,
Dich rufet dein Geschick!	Your fate is calling you!
In seinem Herzen wühlen,	In its heart dwell,
O Wonne, grosses Glück!		Oh live, good luck!
Schon war ich nah' im Staube,	Already I was nearly in the dust,
Dem lauten Spott zum Raube,	By the loud scorn robbed,
Dahin gestreckt zu sein.	There to be stretched.
Nun ist es mir geworden,	Now it is up to me,
Den Mörder selbst zu morden.	To commit the murder myself
In seiner letzten Stunde,	In his last hour,
Den Stahl in seiner Wunde,	The steel in his wound,
Ihm noch ins Ohr zu schrei'n:	To cry in his ear:
Triumph!  Der Sieg ist mein!	Triumph!  Victory is mine!

Translation by Katharina Fink  (

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