Renata Tebaldi : Vissi D’Arte [reblog]

from Oannes * tribute to women!

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Δύσκολο να αποφύγω έστω και σε ένα “συνειρμικό” αφιέρωμα σε γυναίκες καλλιτέχνιδες μια αναφορά στην αγαπημένη μου σοπράνο όλων των εποχών. Aκούμε την Renata Tebaldi στη διάσημη άρια από την Tosca του Puccini. “Έζησα για την τέχνη”

Even on a “associative” tribute to women artists, It is hard to avoid a reference to my favorite soprano of all times. We hear Renata Tebaldi on the famous aria from Puccini’s Tosca. “I lived for art”.


Vissi d’arte, vissi d’amore,
Non feci mai male ad anima viva!
Con man furtiva
Quante miserie conobbi aiutai.
Sempre con fè sincera
La mia preghiera
Ai santi tabernacoli salì.
Sempre con fè sincera
Diedi fiori agli altar.
Nell’ora del dolore
Perché, perché, Signore,
Perché me ne rimuneri così?
Diedi gioielli della Madonna al manto,
E diedi il canto agli astri, al ciel,
Che ne ridean più belli.
Nell’ora del dolore,
Perché, perché, Signore,
Ah, perché me ne rimuneri così?



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* For my friends who didn’t know, or first timers here, Oannes [aka Socratis Papahatzis] is my husband, partner in life and music and the one with my undying admiration. Together we have a band MK-O [the music of Marina Kanavaki & Oannes]. So, it’s my pleasure to share with you his [and sometimes mine] musical selections. Do visit his site. He has my highest recommendation!