mrvegas wrote:You are absolutely correct. Version with umlaut attached -- moderator can replace original if so inclined.
Thanks for pointing out the lack of the umlaut. I am embarrassed for three reasons: (1) I really like the opera; (2) I had four years of German in high school; and (3) I was just too darn lazy to look for the special u with the umlaut.
Thanks, and my apologies for my poor German.
No need to apologise, but it always bothers me how little respect most native English speakers have for other languages and just mangle any foreign word they think they can't pronounce into something unintelligible instead of actually trying to pronounce it properly. It's all about listening, so us musicians should be best suited as proponents of better pronunciation.
At least I managed to embarrass you, so that's a good start for doing better next time
I'm happy to help with any German language issues you may encounter, so just ask!
Dringt durch des Aberglaubens Nacht, die Euch zu finstern Köpfen macht. Christian Fürchtegott Gellert (1715 - 1769)