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SCENE I.— - Ludwig van Beethoven, Beethoven’ s Opera Fidelio. German Text, with an English Translation 
Beethoven’ s Opera Fidelio. German Text, with an English Translation (Boston: Oliver Ditson, 1864).
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A dark subterranean Dungeon. To the left a cistern or reservoir, covered with stones and rubbish. In the background, several openings in the wall, guarded with gratings, through which can be seen the steps of a staircase, leading from above. To the right, the doo into the Prison. A lamp hanging.
[Florestan,alone. He sits on a stone: round his body is a long chain, the end of which is fastened to the wall.
[Er sinkt, erschöpft, von der letzten Gemüthbewegung auf den Felsensitz wieder; seine Hande verhüllen sein Gesicht.
[He sinks, exhausted, upon the stony seat, concealing his jace with his hands.