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Stridono lassu

Opera details:

Opera title:

Pagliacci

Composer:

Ruggero Leoncavallo

Language:

Italian

Synopsis:

Pagliacci Synopsis

Libretto:

Pagliacci Libretto

Translation(s):

English Deutsch

Aria details:

Type:

aria

Role(s):

Nedda

Voice(s):

Soprano

Act:

1.10

Previous scene: Che volo d'augelli
Next scene: Sei la credea

R. Leoncavallo - I Pagliacci - Scene Nedda Tonio Silvio by Callas, Gobbi and Panerai (1955)

Singer(s): Maria Callas Tito Gobbi Rolando Panerai

Scene Nedda Tonio Silvio - 1st act

I uploaded this beautiful scene a first time several months ago (meanwhile removed from YT) but due to the then enforced 10 minute restriction by YT, I had to make a few cuts. Now that the maximum allowed time per upload has been extended to 15 minutes, I can post the complete scene, from just after Nedda's aria 'Stridono Lassú' to the end of the love duet between Nedda and Silvio. So this time the complete Nedda/Tonio quarrel with Nedda whipping Tonio's face is included, a very powerful passage.

This scene is taken from a vynil record with the complete I Pagliacci and Cavalleria Rusticana recordings made in 1955 with Maria Callas, Giuseppe Di Stefano, Tito Gobbi and Rolando Panerai. Tulio Serafin conducts the orchestra of the Scala di Milano.

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Libretto/Lyrics/Text/Testo:

Stridono lassù,
liberamente lanciati a vol,
a vol come frecce, gli augel.
Disfidano le nubi e sol cocente,

e vanno, e vanno per le vie del ciel.
Lasciateli vagar per l'atmosfera
questi assetati d'azzurro e di splendor;
seguono anch'essai un sogno, una chimera,
e vanno, e vanno fra le nubi d'or.
Che incalzi il vento e latri la tempesta,
con l'ali aperte san tutto sfidar;
la pioggia, I lampi, nulla mai li arresta,
e vanno, e vanno, sugli abissi e il mar.
Vanno laggiù verso un paese strano
che sognan forse e che cercano invan.
Ma I boëmi del ciel seguon l'arcano
poter che il sospinge...e van...
E van! e van! e van!

English Libretto or Translation:

Screeching up in the sky,
freely thrown into flight,
to fly as arrows, to the highest.
They challenge the clouds and the
scorching sun,
And they go the ways of the sky.
Let it wander in the atmosphere
this thirsting for azure and for splendor;
the way we follow a dream or a chimera,
and they go after the golden clouds.
Let the wind chase and the storm bark,
with open wings it heals all challenges;
the rain, the lightning, nothing ever stops it
and they go over abysses and the sea.
They go down there towards a strange
Which perhaps dreams and which goes
But the bohemians of the sky follow the
arcane power which it urges...and go...
and they go!

Sheetmusic in our database with this aria

G. Schirmer Opera Anthology: Arias for SopranoG. Schirmer Opera Anthology: Diction Coach Arias for SopranoOperatic Anthology: SopranoAnthology of Italian Opera: SopranoCantolopera: Arias for Lyric Soprano

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