By Burton D. Fisher
A accomplished advisor to Verdi's AIDA, that includes a newly translated LIBRETTO with track EXAMPLES, primary Characters, short tale Synopsis, tale Narrative with track spotlight Examples, a Discography, a Videography, a Dictionary of Opera and Musical phrases, and insightful statement and research of the opera.
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Al par d’un Dio terribile, fulgente al par del sol! Vieni: sul crin ti piovano contesti al lauri i fior: Suonin di gloria i cantici coi cantici d’amor. Slave Girls: Who raises your wishes to glory with hymns and praise. Equal to a terrible, resplendent as the sun! Come: on your tresses rain laurels and flowers. Sing the songs of glory with the songs of love. Amneris: (Ah! ) Amneris: (Ah! ) Schiave: Or dove son le barbare orde dello stranier? Siccome nebbia sparvero al soffio del guerrier. Vieni: di gloria il premio Raccogli, o vincitor; T’arrise la vittoria, T’arriderà l’amor.
Ognun rammenti ch’essi reggono gli eventi, che in poter de’Numi solo stan le sorti del guerrier. Ramphis: Glory to the gods. All remember that they rule events, that in the power of the gods rests the fate of the warrior. Ministri, Capitani: Su! del Nilo al sacro lido sian barriera i nostri petti; non echeggi che un sol grido: guerra, guerra e morte allo stranier! Ministers, Captains: Arise! From the sacred shores of the Nile, our breasts will be a barrier. Let there be but one cry: war, war, and death to the foreigner!
Tutto da me tu avrai... Vivrai felice! (to Aida, with feigned affection) The fate of war was deadly to your people. Poor Aida! I share with you the burden in your heart. I am your friend. I will give you everything and you will live happily! Aida: Felice esser poss’io lungi dal suol natio, qui dove ignota m’è la sorte del padre e dei fratelli? Aida: Can I be happy far from my homeland, here where the fate of my father and brothers is unknown to me? Amneris: Ben ti compagno! Pure hanno un confine I mali di quaggiù.
Aida (Opera Classics Library Series) (Opera Classics Library) by Burton D. Fisher