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Si fui soldato

Opera details:

Opera title:

Andrea Chenier

Composer:

Umberto Giordano

Language:

Italian

Synopsis:

Andrea Chenier Synopsis

Libretto:

Andrea Chenier Libretto

Translation(s):

English Deutsch

Aria details:

Type:

aria

Role(s):

Carlo Gérard

Voice(s):

Baritone

Act:

3.13

Previous scene: Voi state bene
Next scene: Udiamo i testimoni

Francisco Araiza sings ANDREA CHENIER Duet Act II & Fui soldato

Singer: Francisco Araiza

Umberto Giordano ANDREA CHENIER: Duet Maddalena-Chenier from Act II & Scene and Aria "Si, fui soldato" from Act III
(Zurich 1994), production by Hans Hollmann, conducted by Manfred Honeck, with Gabriela Benackova and Giorgio Zancanaro

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Libretto/Lyrics/Text/Testo:

CHÉNIER
Si, fui soldato
e glorioso affrontato ho la morte
che, vile, qui mi vien data.
Fui letterato,
ho fatto di mia penna arma feroce
contro gli ipocriti!
Con la mia voce ho cantato la patria!
Passa la vita mia come una bianca vela:
essa inciela le antenne
al sole che le indora
e affonda la spumante prora
ne l'azzurro dell'onda ...
Va la mia nave spinta dalla sorte
a la scogliera bianca della morte?
Son giunto? Sia!
Ma a poppa io salgo
e una bandiera trionfale
sciolgo ai venti, e su vi è scritto: Patria!
A lei non sale il tuo fango!
Non sono un traditore.
Uccidi? Ma lasciami l'onor!

English Libretto or Translation:

CHÉNIER
Yes, I was a soldier
and glorious faced death
that, vile, here is given to me.
I was literate,
I made my pen a fierce weapon
against the hypocrites!
With my voice I sang the homeland!
My life passes like a white sail:
it raises the antennas
in the sun that gears them
and sinks the sparkling wine
in the blue of the wave ...
My ship is driven by fate
to the white cliff of death?
Have I come? Both!
But I'm going up a stern
and a triumphal banner
I untie to the winds, and it says: Homeland!
Your mud does not rise to you!
I'm not a traitor.
Kill? But leave me the honor!

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