Oh! rimembranza

Opera details:

Opera title:

Norma

Composer:

Vincenzo Bellini

Language:

Italian

Synopsis:

Norma Synopsis

Libretto:

Norma Libretto

Translation(s):

English Deutsch

Recitative details:

Type:

recitative

Role(s):

Norma / Adalgisa

Voice(s):

Soprano / Soprano or Mezzo-Soprano

Act:

1.19a

Previous scene: Adalgisa alma costanza
Next scene: Sola furtiva al tempio

Montserrat Caballé & Fiorenza Cossotto: Bellini - Norma, 'Oh! rimembranza!'

Singer(s): Montserrat Caballé Maria Callas Viorica Cortez Fiorenza Cossotto Leyla Gencer Rita Gorr Marilyn Horne Mercedes Llopart Giulietta Simionato Elena Souliotis Joan Sutherland Tatiana Troyanos Christa Ludwig Grace Bumbry Shirley Verrett

Dame Montserrat Caballé (Catalan: [munsəˈrat kəβəˈʎe], Spanish: [monseˈrat kaβaˈʎe]) (born 12 April 1933) is a Spanish operatic soprano. She has sung a wide variety of roles, but is best known as an exponent of the bel canto repertoire, notably the works of Rossini, Bellini, Donizetti and Verdi. Caballé's international breakthrough came in 1965 when she substituted for an indisposed Marilyn Horne in a semi-staged performance of Donizetti's Lucrezia Borgia at New York's Carnegie Hall, which earned her a 25-minute standing ovation...
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Fiorenza Cossotto (born on April 22, 1935) is an Italian mezzo soprano. She is considered by many to be one of the great mezzo-sopranos of the 20th century. Born on April 22, 1936 in Crescentino,[1] Province of Vercelli, Italy, Cossotto attended the Turin Academy of Music and graduated top of her class. After her studies with Mercedes Llopart, she made her operatic debut as Sister Matilde in the world premiere of Poulenc's Dialogues of the Carmelites in 1957 at La Scala in Milan. Her international debut was at the 1958 Wexford Festival as Giovanna Seymour in Donizetti's Anna Bolena. Her Covent Garden debut was in 1959 as Neris in Cherubini's Médée, with Maria Callas in the title role. A 1962 performance of the lead in La favorita at La Scala led to wider fame and she made her American debut in the same role in 1964 at the Lyric Opera of Chicago and as Amneris at the Metropolitan Opera in 1968. Altogether between the seasons of 1967--68 and 1988--89 she gave 148 performances at the Met (exclusively leading roles). She was considered an expert in portrayals of major mezzo/contralto roles in mid-19th century Italian opera; e.g. Favorita, Amneris, Azucena, Eboli, Preziosilla, Maddalena, Ulrica and Laura. She also essayed Carmen, Mozart's Cherubino, Urbain in Meyerbeer's Les Huguenots, Bellini's Romeo and Marfa in Khovantschina. She kept on singing, and in 2005 she celebrated her 70th birthday with a performance of Suor Angelica at the Théâtre Royal in Liège, Belgium. According to the book "Opera" published by Koenemann, "She [Cossotto] and Giulietta Simionato were the leading Italian mezzo-sopranos of the 1960s and 1970s. She [Cossotto] won plaudits in the annals of operatic history for her wonderful vocal timbre, her perfect singing technique, and the ease with which she could master different registers. Besides singing the great mezzo roles, she also took the outstanding alto parts of the Italian operatic repertoire." Among her competitors were Shirley Verrett, Grace Bumbry, Rita Gorr, Christa Ludwig, Marilyn Horne, Viorica Cortez and Tatiana Troyanos. Apart from mezzo and alto roles, she also sang soprano roles traditionally sung by mezzos such as Santuzza (Cavalleria Rusticana) and Adalgisa (Norma). She sang Adalgisa next to the Normas of Callas, Joan Sutherland, Montserrat Caballé, Leyla Gencer and Elena Souliotis. Full live documents (except only partially for Callas) of these performances have been commercially released in audio and/or video. She also tried her luck in soprano roles (alas in studio only) of Lady Macbeth and Marchesa del Poggio (Un giorno di regno), and made a commercial recording of soprano arias by Verdi. Her repertory at the Met included Amneris, Eboli, Adalgisa, Santuzza, Azucena, Dalila, Carmen (only on tour and in outdoor park concerts), Principessa (Adriana Lecouvreur) and Mistress Quickly (which she added in 1985, singing with Giuseppe Taddei as Falstaff)...

Lyrics & English Translation

NORMA
(Oh what memories! I too
Felt that when I first saw his face.)

ADALGISA
But you are not listening to me?

NORMA
Yes, go on.

ADALGISA
Secretly, alone at the temple
I often waited for him.
Every day the fire of love
Burned with a greater flame.

NORMA
(I too, Felt that: her enchantment is like mine.)

ADALGISA
"Come," he would say, "let me
Throw myself at your feet.
Let me breathe the breath
Of your sweet sighs,
Give me the curls
Of your hair to kiss."

NORMA
(Oh dear words!
So my lover spoke to me --
Opening the way to my heart.)

ADALGISA
His words were sweet to me
As the music of a harp;
In his eyes I thought to find
A new, a lovelier sun.


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I send my kind and warm regards,

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2 - Grace Bumbry
2 - Marilyn Horne
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1 - Montserrat Caballé
2 - Shirley Verrett

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Bellini Norma Oh Rimembranza Joan Sutherland Marilyn Horne Vancouver 1963 33915
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2 - Marilyn Horne
LAliberti ACAntonacci Oh rimembranza Norma Catania 1990 33933
1 - Anna Caterina Antonacci
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Joan Sutherland Huguette Tourangeau in Norma Oh rimembranza Ah si fa core LIVE 1972 33947
1 - Joan Sutherland
2 - Huguette Tourangeau
Stefania Toczyska Rosalind Plowright Norma Oh Rimembranza By Bellini Pittsburgh 1985 105964
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2 - Stefania Toczyska

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1 - Joan Sutherland
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1 - Beverly Sills
2 - Beverly Wolff
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Sharon Sweet Martine Dupuy Deh Con te li prendi Oh Rimembranza Si fino all ore  33951
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Norma Act I Oh rimembranza Norma Adalgisa 105995
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Norma ACT 1 Scene 2 Oh rimembranza NormaAdalgisa 105991
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Bellini Act I Scene 2 Oh rimembranza Norma Clotilde 106003
1 - Joan Sutherland
1 - Maria Callas

Libretto/Lyrics/Text/Testo:

NORMA
(Oh! Rimembranza!
Io fui così rapita
Al sol mirarlo in volto!)

ADALGISA
Ma non m'ascolti tu?

NORMA
Segui. T'ascolto.

English Libretto or Translation:

NORMA
(Oh what memories! I too
Felt that when I first saw his face.)

ADALGISA
But you are not listening to me?

NORMA
Yes, go on.