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Deh! proteggimi o Dio

Opera details:

Opera title:

Norma

Composer:

Vincenzo Bellini

Language:

Italian

Synopsis:

Norma Synopsis

Libretto:

Norma Libretto

Translation(s):

English Deutsch

Aria details:

Type:

aria

Role(s):

Adalgisa

Voice(s):

Soprano or Mezzo-Soprano

Act:

1.13

Previous scene: Sgombra e la sacra selva
Next scene: Eccola va mi lascia

Deh! Proteggimi, o Dio! | "Eccola! Va - Norma, Maria Callas

Singer: Maria Callas

Maria Callas - Norma by Vincenzo Bellini.

A rare live recording of Maria Callas' performance as Norma in Vincenzo Bellini's Norma. The recording took place in Teatro alla Scale, Milan, on December 7th, 1955.

Norma...........................Maria Callas
Pollione.........................Mario Del Monaco
Adalgisa........................Giulietta Simionato
Oroveso.........................Nicola Zaccaria
Flavio............................Giuseppe Zampieri
Clotilde..........................Gabriella Carturan

Orchestra and Chorus of La Scala, Milan.

Conductor.....................Antonino Votto
Director........................Margherita Wallmann
Chorus Master..............Norberto Mola

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Libretto/Lyrics/Text/Testo:

Sgombra è la sacra selva,
compiuto il rito.
Sospirar non vista alfin poss'io,
qui... dove a me s'offerse la prima
volta quel fatal Romano,
che mi rende rubella al tempio,al Dio..
Fosse l'ultima almen! Vano desio!
Irresistibil forza qui mi trascina...
e di quel caro aspetto il cor si pasce
e di sua cara voce l'aura che spira
mi ripete il suono.

Deh! proteggimi, o Dio!
deh! proteggimi, proteggimi,
o Dio, proteggimi:
perduta, perduta io son,
gran Dio, abbi pietà ,
perduta, perduta io son.

English Libretto or Translation:

Cleared is the sacred forest,
finished the rite.
To crave the sight, at last I can,
here...where for the first time the
fatal Roman offered himself to me,
that makes me a traitor to the temple, to the god...
If only it had been the last time! Vain desire!
Irresistable force here me drags...
and on that dear face the heart feeds itself...
and of his dear voice the breeze that blows
to me repeats the sound.

Protect me, o God!
Protect me, protect me,
o God, protect me:
lost I am,
great God, have pity,
lost, lost I am.