Ottmar will be the lover, and Lothair had better be the comic old man, and come in, raging and swearing in rapid notes." "But the words, the words," said Ottmar. "Sing whatever you please," said Theodore; "Oh Dio! Addio! Lasciami mia Vita." "No, no," cried Vincenz.
The small number of amateurs who gathered there will long remember the impression of that which one may call the last song of the swan. They were profoundly moved to hear Mme. Piccinni sing with due expression the beautiful air from 'Zendia, Lasciami, o ciel pietoso! composed in all the vigour of youth, by this illustrious man, now old and unfortunate.