Puccini’s masterpiece from the 3rd act of Tosca – Cavaradossi singing the aria while waiting for his execution. About the preparation for death that is filled by the love for life.
English Translation follows below:
E lucevan le stelle,
ed olezzava la terra
stridea l’uscio dell’orto
ed un passo sfiorava la rena.
Entrava ella fragrante,
mi cadea tra le braccia.
O dolci baci, o languide carezze,
mentr’io fremente le belle forme disciogliea dai veli!
Svanì per sempre il sogno mio d’amore.
L’ora è fuggita, e muoio disperato!
E non ho amato mai tanto la vita!
How the stars used to shine there,
How sweet the earth smelled,
The orchard gate would creak,
And a footstep would lightly crease the sand.
She’d come in, fragrant as a flower,
And she’d fall into my arms.
Oh! sweet kisses, oh! lingering caresses,
Trembling, I’d slowly uncover her dazzling beauty.
Now, my dream of love has vanished forever.
My last hour has flown, and I die, hopeless!
And never have I loved life more!
(lyrics from wikipedia )
- Music: A horse with no name
- India: Santa Claus on the beach
- Music: Let Love Rule – Lenny Kravitz
- Music: NYC Kermit
A link to America’s all time classic – “A horse with no name”.
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One for the night.
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