Thursday, March 6, 2014

Voi lo sapete – Cavalleria Rusticana

You know, o mother,    
Before he went to be a soldier,
Turiddu swore eternal faith
To Lola.                       
He returned, he found her married;
And with a new love.
He wanted to extinguish the flame
That was burning his heart:
He loved me, I loved him.
She, envious of my every delight,
Forgotten by her husband,
Burning with jealousy...
She stole him from me...
I am left devoid of honour:
Lola and Turiddu love one another,
I weep, I weep!

Fabulous Russian mezzo-soprano Elena Obraztsova sings Santuzza's aria from Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana.

Tokyo, 1980.

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