Friday, December 23, 2011

Sogno soave e casto – Don Pasquale

This madness
will overthrow my plans!

Sweet and chaste dream
from my early years, farewell.
I longed for wealth and splendor
just for you, my love:
poor, abandoned,
fallen to a low state,
ere seeing you miserable,
dear, I must renounce you.

Don Pasquale
Really, how original!
That obstinate oaf!
Well, thank goodness,
he seems sober.
Well, I know where his weakness is,
but that is what he wants,
he himself
cannot blame others!

Juan Diego Florez as Ernesto in Donizetti's Don Pasquale. With Ruggero Raimondi as Don Pasquale.

This is just incredibly gorgeous. Florez is the perfect Ernesto.

Zurich, 2007.

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