By Burton D. Fisher
A entire new OPERA examine consultant AND LIBRETTO of Verdi’s A MASKED BALL (UN BALLO IN MASCHERA), that includes critical Characters within the Opera; short tale Synopsis; tale Narrative with song spotlight Examples; a newly translated LIBRETTO with Italian and English translation side-by-side, with tune spotlight Examples; and Burton D. Fisher's intensive and insightful remark and research.
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Arvidson: There’s a way to forget him. There’s a magic herb that can heal the heart. But you must pick it with your own hands in the dead of night! It is In a terrifying place! Amelia: Ov’è? Amelia: Where is it? Mlle. Arvidson: L’osate voi? Mlle. Arvidson: Do you dare? Amelia: Sì , qual esso sia. Amelia: (resolved and determined) Yes, I’ll do anything. Mlle. Arvidson: Dunque ascoltate. Della città all’occaso, là dove al tetro lato batte la luna pallida sul campo abbominato. Abbarbica gli stami a quelle pietre infami, ove la colpa scontasi coll’ultimo sospir!
All: Oh son of Sweden, beloved of this country: Reign happily, in glory and good health. Opera Classics Library Series Page 54 Oscar: Il più superbo alloro che vince ogni tesoro, alla tua chioma s’intrecciano riconoscenza e fè. Oscar: May the proudest laurel, transcending every treasure, adorn your crown, demonstrating our gratitude and devotion. Gustavo: E posso alcun sospetto alimentar nel petto, se mille cuori battono per immolarsi a me. Gustavus: In my heart, I find no reason to be fearful or suspicious, because a thousand beating hearts are prepared to sacrifice their lives for me.
Amelia: Ah! Mi lasciate! Son la vittima che geme, il mio nome almen salvate o lo strazio ed il rossore la mia vita abbatterà. Amelia: Ah! Leave me! I’m an unfortunate victim. At least save my good name. Don’t destroy my honor. Don’t ruin my life. Gustavo: Io lasciarti? No, giammai: non poss’io che m’arde in petto immortal di te l’affetto. Gustavus: Leave you? Never! I cannot, because my heart burns with eternal love for you. Amelia: Sire, abbiatemi pietà. Amelia: Sire, have pity on me. Gustavo: Così parli a chi t’adora?
A Masked Ball (Opera Classics Library) by Burton D. Fisher