Saturday, September 4, 2010

Willy Wonka Operetta Thing - Aria from Flotow's Marta

"Martha! Martha! Du entschwandest, Und mein Glück nahmst du mit dir; Gib mir wieder, was du fandest, Oder teile es mit mir."

~ Lyonel, Martha

Translation: "Martha! Martha! You have vanished, and you take my joy with you; Show me what you have found, or split it with me."

Another Willy Wonka music post! This time I noticed him singing part of a famous aria while getting blasted with foam on the Wonkamobile. The song is "Ach! so fromm, ach! so traut" (which some would know better as the Italian "M’apparì tutt’amor") from Friedrich von Flotow's operetta Marta. Above I've posted a link to a recording of the piece in German; if you like it, you might also want to check out someone singing the Italian version. I personally like Jussi Björling:


  1. I'm not usually into this kind of music but this guy's voice is really good for the opera.


  2. If he shaved, I'd marry him - LOL. Love that voice

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  3. Excellent voice - I don't care what he's singing.