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Cielo a miei lunghi spasimi

Opera details:

Opera title:

Anna Bolena

Composer:

Gaetano Donizetti

Language:

Italian

Synopsis:

Anna Bolena Synopsis

Libretto:

Anna Bolena Libretto

Translation(s):

English Deutsch

Quartet details:

Type:

quartet

Role(s):

Anna Bolena / Smeton / Lord Percy / Lord Rochefort

Voice(s):

Soprano / Contralto / Tenor / Bass

Act:

2.20b

Previous scene: Un suon sommeso
Next scene: Coppia iniqua estrema vendetta

Joan Sutherland sings Anna Bolena (vaimusic.com)

Singer: Joan Sutherland

Joan Sutherland sings "Cielo, a' miei lunghi spasimi" (Donizetti)
From: VAI DVD 4203 Anna Bolena (Donizetti)
Dame Joan Sutherland in one her one of her greatest triumphs, portraying Anne Boleyn, opposite the formidable Henry VIII of bass James Morris, in this 1984 production by the Canadian Opera Company. Cast also includes Judith Forst, Michael Myers, and Ben Heppner;
Richard Bonynge conducts.
157 minutes, Color
Sung in Italian, with English subtitles.
Canadian Opera Company Orchestra and Chorus
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Libretto/Lyrics/Text/Testo:

ROCHEFORT, PERCY, SMETON
Oh! rio martir!

CORO
Delira.

ANNA
Cielo, a' miei lunghi spasimi
Concedi alfin riposo.
E questi estremi palpiti
Sian di speranza almen.

TUTTI
L'estremo suo delirio
Prolunga, o Ciel pietoso.
Fa che la sua bell'anima
Di te si desti in sen.

silenzio

odonsi colpi di cannone in lontano e suonar di campane.
Anna rinviene a poco a poco


ANNA
Chi mi sveglia? ove sono? che sento?
Suon festivo? che fia? favellate.

CORO
Acclamata dal popol contento
È Regina …

ANNA
Tacete … cessate.
Manca, ahi! manca a compire il delitto
D'Anna il sangue, e versato sarà.

si abbandona fra le braccia delle Damigelle

TUTTI
Ciel! risparmia al suo core trafitto
Questo colpo a cui regger non sa.

English Libretto or Translation:

ROCHEFORT, PERCY and SMEATON:
Oh! cruel torment!

CHORUS:
She's dreaming.

ANNA:
Heaven: grant repose at last
to my long pangs
and at least let these last heartbeats
be ones of hope.

ALL:
Let her final delirium
be prolonged, merciful Heaven;
let her beautiful spirit
rise up to your bosom.

(Cannon shots are heard in the distance and the ringing of bells. Anna comes to, little by little.)

ANNA:
Who awoke me? Where am I? What do I hear?
A festive sound? what could it be? tell me..

CHORUS:
The Queen is acclaimed
by a happy people…

ANNA:
Be silent…cease.
There lacks, alas, there lacks only the blood of Anna
to complete the crime, and it will be spilt.

(she falls into the arms of her ladies)

ALL:
Heaven! Spare her wounded heart this blow
which she cannot bear.

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