By Burton D. Fisher
A finished consultant to Verdi's AIDA, that includes a newly translated LIBRETTO with tune EXAMPLES, relevant Characters, short tale Synopsis, tale Narrative with track spotlight Examples, a Discography, a Videography, a Dictionary of Opera and Musical phrases, and insightful observation and research of the opera.
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Numi, pietà, pietà, pietà! Aida: Gods, have mercy on my suffering, I have no hope from my sadness! Gods, mercy on my suffering! Gods, mercy, mercy, mercy! AIDA Page 61 ACT II: SCENE 2 The entrance gates of the city of Thebes, before the temple of Ammon Popolo: Gloria all’Egitto, ad Iside che il sacro suol protegge! Al Re che il Delta regge inni festosi alziam! Gloria! Gloria! Gloria! Gloria al Re! People: Glory to Egypt, and to Isis who protects our sacred soil! We raise hymns of praise to the Pharaoh who rules the Delta!
Oggi noi siam percossi, Doman voi potria il fato colpir. Aida: I implore your mercy.... Today we are struck by fate. Tomorrow fate may strike you. Schiave, Prigionieri: Pietà, pietà, ah pietà! Tua clemenza imploriam. Tua pietade, tua clemenza invochiamo. Slaves, Prisoners: Mercy, mercy, ah mercy! We implore your mercy. We invoke your mercy and clemency.
Have you dreams and hopes in Memphis? Radames: Io! ) Radames: I! ) Amneris: (Oh guai! ) Amneris: (Oh! ) Radames: Dessa! (Aida enters) Radames: It is her! Amneris: (Ei si turba... e quale sguardo rivolse a lei! Aida!... ) Vieni, o diletta, appresati, schiava non sei nè ancella, qui, dove in dolce fascino io ti chiamai sorella. Piangi? Delle tue lacrime svela il segreto a me. and what a look he gives her! Aida! ) (turning to Aida) Come, dearest friend, come near to me, I no longer call you slave; here with gentle affection I call you my sister.
Aida (Opera Classics Library Series) (Opera Classics Library) by Burton D. Fisher