Donizetti : Regnava Nel Silenzio Quando Rapito In Estasi [reblog]

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Νύχτα, δίπλα στο σιντριβάνι, με την υπηρέτριά της Alisia, η Lucia περιμένει τον Edgardo.
Η ηρωΐδα θυμάται την εμφάνιση, στο ίδιο σημείο, του φαντάσματος μιας γυναίκας δολοφονημένης από ένα πρόγονό του. Η Alicia ερμηνεύει την εμφάνιση σαν κακό οιωνό, όμως η Lucia είναι πολύ ερωτευμένη για να ακούσει.
Από την όπερα του Donizetti Lucia De Lammermoor.
Lucia : Maria Callas. Alicia : Anna-Maria Canali.

At night, by the fountain, Lucia is waiting for Edgardo with her servant Alicia.
The heroin recalls the emergence, on this very spot, of a woman’s ghost, killed by one of his ancestors.
Alicia sees this as a bad omen, but Lucia is too much in love to listen.
From Donizetti’s opera Lucia De Lammermoor.
Lucia : Maria Callas, Alicia : Anna-Maria Canali.


❝ Regnava nel silenzio
alta la notte e bruna…
Colpia la fonte un pallido
raggio di tetra luna…
Quando un sommesso gemito
fra l’aure udir si fe’;
ed ecco au quel margin
ah! l’ombra mostrarsi a me. Ah!
Qual di chi parla,muoversi
il labbro suo vedea,
e con la mano esanime
chiamarmi a sè parea.
Stette un momento immobile,
poi rattab dileguò.
E l’onda, pria sì limpida,
di sangue rosseggiò.
Egl’ è luce ai giorni miei,
È conforto al mio penar.
Quando rapita in estasi
Del più concenti ardore,
Col favellar del core,
Mi giura eterna fè.
Gl’affanni miei dimentico,
Gioia diviene il pianto.
Parmi che a lui d’accanto,
Si schiuda il ciel per me. ❞


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