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Ewa Podleś (Polish pronunciation: [ˈɛva ˈpɔdlɛɕ]; born on April 26, 1952 in Warsaw) is an internationally celebrated Polish coloratura contralto with a very wide vocal range (from a low A2 up to soprano high D) and great vocal agility. Though known mainly for her Baroque works, Podleś's repertoire ranges from Handel's Giulio Cesare (Cesare) to songs by Shostakovich. Right at the center of her abilities, however, are the contralto roles (some of them "trouser" roles) of Rossini. She is also a specialist in Russian works. She has frequently been labeled a "force of nature." Ewa Podleś and her husband, the accomplished pianist Jerzy Marchwiński, live in Warsaw, Poland...
Lyrics & English Translation
Live, Tyrant! I have saved you.
Now kill me, ingrate, unleash your rage!
I wished to save you only to show you,
That my heart is greater than my fate.
A link to this wonderful artists personal Website:
I send my kind and warm regards,
Aria di Bertarido
Io t’ho scampato
sfoga il furor.
sol per mostrarti
ch’ho di mia sorte
più grande cor.
I escaped you
the furor vents.
I wanted to save you
just to show you
I have my fate
Live tyrant ... etc.