O mio babbino caro

Opera details:

Opera title:

Gianni Schicchi

Composer:

Giacomo Antonio Puccini

Language:

Italian

Synopsis:

Gianni Schicchi Synopsis

Libretto:

Gianni Schicchi Libretto

Translation(s):

Not entered yet.

Aria details:

Type:

aria

Role(s):

Lauretta

Voice(s):

Soprano

Act:

1

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Maria Callas "O Mio Babbino Caro" | Giacomo Puccini - Gianni Schicchi

Singer: Maria Callas

Giacomo Puccini - 'O Mio Babbino Caro', Aria
Gianni Schicchi, Opera, 1918. Libretto, Giovacchino Forzano
Maria Callas (1923-1977), Georges Prêtre, conductor (1924-),
Orchestre National de l'Office de Radiodiffusion Télévision Française (ORTF), Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Paris, May 1965.
EMI Classics/Warner Classics.

Callas Legendary Performances:
O Mio Babbino Caro
Mi piace è bello, bello
Vo' andare in Porta Rossa
a comperar l'anello!
Sì, sì, ci voglio andare!
e se l'amassi indarno,
andrei sul Ponte Vecchio,
ma per buttarmi in Arno!
Mi struggo e mi tormento!
O Dio, vorrei morir!
Babbo, pietà, pietà!
Babbo, pietà, pietà!


Oh my beloved father,
I love him, I love him!
I'll go to Porta Rossa,
To buy our wedding ring.
Oh yes, I really love him.
And if you still say no,
I'll go to Ponte Vecchio,
And throw myself below.
My love for which I suffer,
At last, I want to die.
Father I pray, I pray.
Father I pray, I pray.


Oh my dear papa,
I love him, he is handsome, handsome.
I want to go to Porta Rossa
To buy the ring!
Yes, yes, I want to go there!
And if my love were in vain,
I would go to the Ponte Vecchio
And throw myself in the Arno!
I am anguished and tormented!
Oh God, I would want to die!
Daddy, have mercy, have mercy!
Daddy, have mercy, have mercy!


Oh mon papa chéri,
Il me plaît, il est beau, il est beau !
Je m'en irai à Porta Rossa
pour acheter l'anneau.
Oui, oui, je veux y aller !
Et si mon amour était vain
J'irais sur le Ponte Vecchio
pour me jeter dans l'Arno !
Je me consume, je me tourmente !
Mon Dieu ! je voudrais mourir !
Papa, pitié, pitié !
Papa, pitié, pitié !


Oh meu papá querido
Eu amo-o, ele é tão belo;
quero ir até Porta Rossa
Para comprar o anel!
Sim, sim, eu quero!
E se o meu amor fosse em vão,
eu iria até Ponte Vecchio,
e me atiraria ao rio Arno!
Eu choro e sofro tormentas!
Oh Deus, preferia morrer!
Pai, tende piedade, tende piedade;
Pai, tende piedade, tende piedade!


Gianni Schicchi Opera, 1918, is the third and final installment of Il trittico, Giacomo Puccini's trilogy of one-act operas. Though the trilogy itself is not often performed, Schicchi has remained a perennial favorite -- well-loved for its lyrical concision and ensemble humor -- and is often cited as a masterpiece of Italian comedy.

The story, which comes from an apparently true-to-life passage in Dante's Inferno, was adapted for the stage by the librettist Giovecchino Forzano. A wealthy miser has died, and the greedy members of his family are horrified to find that he has written all of them out of his will. In a scheme to steal back their inheritance, they enlist the help of the morally ambiguous title character, who then succeeds in bilking them out of the money. A side plot involves the young romance between Schicchi's daughter, Lauretta, and a member of the "grieving" (none of them cared a whit for the old man!) family, Rinuccio.

Puccini's score is notable for its use of recurring themes as organizational devices, and the skillful integration of many different characters' short utterances into larger lyrical structures. Lauretta's aria, "O, mio babbino caro" (Oh, my dearest papa), is among the most famous excerpts in all of opera, and certainly the most anticipated moment in any performance. Other memorable moments include the opening "weeping" scene, in which the exaggerated sobbing of the opportunistic relatives combines with clever orchestral underpinnings; and Schicchi's final-scene impersonation of the dead man, Buoso, during which he rewrites "his" will to suit his own liking.

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Libretto/Lyrics/Text/Testo:

O mio babbino caro,
mi piace è bello, bello;
vo'andare in Porta Rossa
a comperar l'anello!

Sì, sì, ci voglio andare!
e se l'amassi indarno,
andrei sul Ponte Vecchio,
ma per buttarmi in Arno!

Mi struggo e mi tormento!
O Dio, vorrei morir!
Babbo, pietà , pietà !
Babbo, pietà , pietà !

English Libretto or Translation:

Oh my dear papa,
I love him, he is handsome, handsome.
I want to go to Porta Rossa
To buy the ring!

Yes, yes, I want to go there!
And if I loved him in vain,
I would go to the Ponte Vecchio,
but to throw myself in the Arno!

I am anguished and tormented!
Oh God, I'd want to die!
Papa, have pity, have pity!
Papa, have pity, have pity!

Sheetmusic in our database with this aria

G. Schirmer Opera Anthology: Arias for SopranoG. Schirmer Opera Anthology: Diction Coach Arias for SopranoAnthology of Italian Opera: SopranoStandard Vocal Literature: Soprano20th Century Opera: SopranoModern Soprano Operatic AlbumRenata TebaldiPuccini Arias for Soprano Volume 1Puccini: 3 Puccini Arias for SopranoPuccini: Arias for Soprano