By Burton D. Fisher
A complete advisor to Verdi's AIDA, that includes a newly translated LIBRETTO with tune EXAMPLES, central Characters, short tale Synopsis, tale Narrative with tune spotlight Examples, a Discography, a Videography, a Dictionary of Opera and Musical phrases, and insightful remark and research of the opera.
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Vita dell’universo, mito d’eterno amor, Noi t’invochiam! Immenso Fthà! Noi t’invochiam! God whose spirit is both son and father, we invoke you! Creator of fire, from which the sun has its light, Ah! We invoke you! Life of the universe, gift of eternal love, we invoke you! All-powerful Phthà! We invoke you! Sacred dance of the Priestesses. Radames enters, unarmed, and approaches the altar where the Priestesses place a silver veil on his head. Sacerdotesse: Immenso Fthà! Priestesses: All-powerful Phthà!
From the sacred shores of the Nile, hurry, heroic Egyptians, from every heart give the cry: war and death to the foreigner! Aida: (Per chi piango? Per chi prego? Qual poter m’avvince a lui! ) Aida: (For whom do I weep! For whom do I pray! What is the power that binds me to him! ) Radames: Sacro fremito di gloria tutta l’anima m’investe. Su! corriamo alla vittoria! Guerra e morte allo stranier! Radames: Sacred stirrings of glory have invested my soul. Arise! Let’s rush to victory! War and death to the foreigner!
Now I go to the Pharaoh to convey the decrees of the goddess. Radames: Se quel guerrier io fossi! Se il mio sogno s’avverasse! Un esercito di prodi da me guidato (Ramphis exits) Radames: If I could be chosen that warrior, my dream would be fulfilled: a proud army led to victory by me, OPERA CLASSICS LIBRARY Page 46 e la vittoria... e il plauso di Menfi tutta! E a te, mia dolce Aida, tornar di lauri cinto, dirti: per te ho pugnato, per te ho vinto! and the applause of all Memphis. And to return to you, my gentle Aida, crowned with laurels, to tell you that I have fought and been victorious for you!
Aida (Opera Classics Library Series) (Opera Classics Library) by Burton D. Fisher