Renata Scotto (born 24 February 1934) is an Italian soprano and opera director. Recognized for her sense of style, musicality and as a remarkable singer-actress, Scotto is considered one of the preeminent singers of her generation, specializing in the bel canto repertoire with excursions into the verismo and Verdi repertoires. Since retiring from the stage as a singer in 2002, she has turned successfully into directing opera as well as teaching in Italy and America, along with academic posts at the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome and the Juilliard School in New York...
Lyrics & English Translation
I am the humble servant
of the Spirit that creates:
it offers me speech,
I pour it out into your hearts . . .
I am the intonation of the verse,
the echo of the human drama,
the fragile instrument,
vassal of the hand . . .
Gentle, joyous, terrible,
my name is Fidelity-to-what-is,
my voice is a breath,
which will die with the new day.
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I send my kind and warm regards,