07. December 2020 · Comments Off on Opera San José’s THREE DECEMBERS · Categories: Can't Stop the Music!, CovidTimes, Opera

I just finished watching “The Making of THREE DECEMBERS” and I must say even that is mighty impressive, so I’m pretty darn sure the video of the opera itself will be great.

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07. December 2020 · Comments Off on Advent – December 7 · Categories: Advent · Tags: , ,

Schlafendes Jesuskind (Wolf) – Marianne Beate’s Advent Calendar

Sohn der Jungfrau, Himmelskind! am Boden
Auf dem Holz der Schmerzen eingeschlafen,
Das der fromme Meister, sinnvoll spielend,
Deinen leichten Träumen unterlegte;
Blume du, noch in der Knospe dämmernd
Eingehüllt die Herrlichkeit des Vaters!
O wer sehen könnte, welche Bilder
Hinter dieser Stirne, diesen schwarzen
Wimpern sich in sanftem Wechsel malen!

Son of the Virgin, child of Heaven, on the ground
Upon the wood of suffering Thou hast fallen asleep,
[The wood] that the pious master, meaningfully playful,
Has placed under Thy light dreams;
Flower Thou, still only encompassing
Half-lit in the bud the glory of the Father!
Oh could one see what images
Behind this brow, behind these black
Lashes, are painted in gentle alternation!