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Inutiles regrets

Opera details:

Opera title:

Les Troyens

Composer:

Hector Berlioz

Language:

French

Synopsis:

Les Troyens Synopsis

Libretto:

Les Troyens Libretto

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Aria details:

Type:

aria

Role(s):

Énée

Voice(s):

Tenor

Act:

5.01

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Guy Chauvet; "Inutiles regrets"; LES TROYENS; Hector Berlioz

Singer(s): Carlo Bergonzi Guy Chauvet Mario Del Monaco

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"Guy Chauvet (2 October 1933 – 25 March 2007) was a French operatic singer in the tenor register, regarded as a Heldentenor.
Born in Montluçon, Chauvet discovered his voice at the age of sixteen during a local party. At Cannes in 1954, he was the youngest member of the tenor competition and one of five prizewinners, with Alain Vanzo, Tony Poncet, Roger Gardes[1] and Gustave Botiaux.

He started at the Palais Garnier as an Armored Man in The Magic Flute on 12 January 1959. To begin with, he held third roles in Aida with Renata Tebaldi and Rita Gorr and also in Samson et Dalila with Mario Del Monaco. He became the youngest tenor of the Paris Opera in the role of Faust in La Damnation de Faust on 20 September 1959. He has the same singing teachers as Georges Thill. His career as a strong tenor was thwarted by his teachers, and he only acquired his C at the age of 32.

Régine Crespin choose him as Énée; he next sang Arturo with Joan Sutherland as Lucia. He triumphed by interpreting Florestan while ensuring the world premiere of Grunewald's Sardanapale at Monte-Carlo.[clarification needed]

Régine Crespin, Fiorenza Cossotto (with whom he sang Samson and Delilah), Gabriel Bacquier and Jon Vickers all worked with him, and he regarded Andréa Guiot as a sister. After a performance of Samson and Delilah at the Metropolitan, he obtained a standing ovation from the audience.

When Placido Domingo sang his first Otello in Paris, Chauvet was dressed and ready in case it was required he intervene.

He was the only French tenor to have sung Aida in Verona, alternating the role of Radames with Carlo Bergonzi, in August 1971 during the centenary of the opera's creation.

He was part of the revival of Meyerbeer's Le prophète with Marilyn Horne at the Metropolitan in 1977.

Guy Chauvet distinguished himself above all by the power of his emission, the timbre remaining clear and coppery throughout the whole range. He specialized in wide-ranging roles such as Faust of la damnation, Samson, Pagliacci, Otello, Radamès, Enée, Siegmund, Lohengrin, around the world and above all in performances with the Deutsche Oper Berlin. He was also the advocate of such little known operas as Cherubini's Les Abencérages."; ;wikipedia

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Inutiles regrets...
Je dois quitter Carthage!
Didon le sait, son effroi, sa stupeur
En l'apprenant, on brisé mon courage...
Mais je le dois... il le faut!
Non, je ne puis oublier la pâleur
Frappant de mort son beau visage;
Son silence obstiné, ses yeux
Fixes et pleins d'un feu sombre...
En vain ai-je parlé des prodiges sans nombre
Me rappelant l'ordre des dieux,
Invoqué la grandeur de ma sainte entreprise.
L'avenir de mon fils et le sort des Troyens,
La triomphale mort par les destins promise
Pour couronner ma gloire, aux champs Ausoniens,
Rien n'a pu la toucher,
Sans vaincre son silence
J'ai fui de son regard la terrible éloquence.

Ah! quand viendra l'instant des suprêmes adieux,
Heure d'angoisse et de larmes baignée,
Comment subir l'aspect affreux de cette douleur indignée?
Lutter contre moi-même et contre toi, Didon!
En déchirant ton coeur, implorer mon pardon!
En serai-je capable?
En un dernier naufrage,
Ah! puissé-je périr,
Si je quittais Carthage,
Sans te revoir pourtant!
Sans la voir? lâcheté!
Mépris des droits sacrés de l'hospitalité!
Non, non, reine adorée,
Ame sublime, et par moi déchirée,
Bienfaitrice des mien;
Non,. je veux te revoir!
Une dernière fois presser tes mains tremblantes,
Arroser tes genoux de mes larmes brûlantes,
Dussé-je être brisé par un tel désespoir!

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