Once again an enormous THANK YOU to pearlmuth3, who generously sent this recording to me and requested the upload. Until now this recording has never been posted anywhere on the Internet. This is a continuation of the former clip.
The end of Act 3, Lucia di Lammermoor, sung by Richard Tucker. Live 1961 with Joan Sutherland as Lucia.
Includes the aria 'tu che a Dio spiegasti l'ali'.
Note: 'Though his numerous recordings clearly reveal a great voice, they do not reproduce the visceral impact his voice had when heard live in the house. He was the opposite of his contemporary Jussi Björling. Björling sounds better on records than he did in performance -- his voice was not as big as seems on his recordings. Tucker was best experienced in person.' - grandi-tenori.com
Watch videos with other singers performing Tu che a Dio spiegasti l'ali:
RAIMONDO Ove corri sventurato? Ella in terra più non è.
EDGARDO Tu che a Dio spiegasti l' ali, O bell' alma innamorata, Ti rivolgi a me placata ... Teco ascenda il tuo fedel. Ah! se l' ira dei mortali Fece a noi sì lunga guerra, Se divisi fummo in terra, Ne congiunga il Nume in ciel. Io ti segno ...
RAIMONDO Forsennato! ...
CORO Che facesti! ...
RAIMONDO e CORO Quale orror.
CORO Ahi tremendo! ahi crudo fato! ...
RAIMONDO Dio perdona un tanto orror.
English Libretto or Translation:
RAIMONDO Where are you hurrying, wretched man? She is no longer on earth.
RAIMONDO Unhappy man!
EDGARDO She is no longer on earth? Then she...
RAIMONDO Is in Heaven.
EDGARDO Lucia is no more!
CHORUS Unhappy man! Unhappy man!
EDGARDO You who spread your wings to Heaven, o sweet loving heart, look down on me serenely, and let your true love soar up to join you. Ah, though mortal's fury so cruelly assailed us, though we were parted on earth, may God unite us in Heaven, O sweet, loving heart, may God unite us, etc. (drawing his dagger) I will follow you...
RAIMONDO Madman! Madman!
RAIMONDO and CHORUS Ah, what are you doing?
EDGARDO I want to die!
RAIMONDO and CHORUS Come to your senses.
EDGARDO No, no, no!
(He stabs himself.)
RAIMONDO and CHORUS Ah!
RAIMONDO What have you done?
EDGARDO I come to you... o dear heart...
RAIMONDO Wretched man!
EDGARDO ...look down, ah, on your true love.
RAIMONDO Think of Heaven.
EDGARDO Ah, if mortal's fury...
MOURNERS Oh, horror! oh, horror!
EDGARDO ...so cruel a war. O dear heart, may we be united by God in Heaven, o sweet loving heart, etc. May we be united by God in Heaven!
RAIMONDO Oh God, forgive... Think of Heaven... God, forgive, such a horrible deed.
CHORUS Oh terrible, oh black fate! God, forgive such a horrible deed. (All kneel. Edgardo dies.)