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Quando m'en vo (Musetta's Waltz)

Opera details:

Opera title:

La Bohème


Giacomo Antonio Puccini




La Bohème Synopsis


La Bohème Libretto


English Deutsch

Aria details:

Also known as:

Musetta's Waltz




Musetta / Alcindoro / Mimì / Rodolfo / Colline / Marcello / Schaunard





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Mimi Coertse sings "Quando me'n vo" from La Boheme

Singer: Mimi Coertse

Mimi Coertse (1932) sings Musetta's aria, "Quando me'n vo" from La Boheme by Puccini.

Mimi Coertse made her debut in January 1955 as the "First Flower Girl" in Wagner's Parsifal at the Teatro San Carlo in Naples with Karl Böhm conducting. She also sang in Basle at the Teatro San Carlo. On 17 March 1956 she made her debut at the Vienna State Opera as the Queen of the Night in Die Zauberflöte by Mozart and remained with the Vienna State Opera until 1978. Her Covent Garden debut was in 1956, in the same role.
Coertse sang the soprano part in Bach's Matthäus-Passion at Fritz Wunderlich's first appearance in Vienna in 1958, when he performed the tenor arias with Julius Patzak singing the Evangelist. In 1958, Coertse and Fritz Wunderlich again worked together at the Aix-en-Provence festival in Die Zauberflöte.
In 1965, she sang Konstanze in Die Entführung aus dem Serail at the Vienna State Opera which also featured Fritz Wunderlich as Belmonte. In 1966, Mimi was honoured by the President of Austria with the title Österreichischer Kammersänger, for her ten years of work as a permanent member at the Vienna State Opera.

Her repertoire also includes:

The Magic Flute (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart) – Queen of the night
Il Seraglio (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart) – Constance
Ariadne auf Naxos (Richard Strauss) – Najade, later Zerbinetta
Rigoletto (Giuseppe Verdi) – Gilda
The Tales of Hoffmann (Jacques Offenbach) – Olympia, Antonia, Giulietta, Stella
Palestrina (Hans Pfitzner) – the Angel
Carmen (Georges Bizet) – Frasquita
Martha (Friedrich von Flotow) – Martha
Mignon (Ambroise Thomas) – Philine
La Traviata (Giuseppe Verdi) – Violetta
I Pagliacci (Ruggiero Leoncavallo) – Nedda
Arabella (Richard Strauss) – Fiaker-Milli
Bastien und Bastienne (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart) – Bastienne
The Merry Widow (Franz Lehár) – Hanna Glawari
Lucia di Lammermoor (Gaetano Donizetti) – Lucia
Die Fledermaus (Johann Strauss II) – Rosalinde
L'heure Espagnole (Maurice Ravel) – Concepcion, staging Otto Schenk
Don Giovanni (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart) – Donna Elvira
La Bohème (Giacomo Puccini) – Musetta
Norma (Vincenzo Bellini) – Norma
Così Fan Tutte (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart) – Fiordiligi
Falstaff (Giuseppe Verdi) – Mrs. Alice Ford
Turandot (Giacomo Puccini) – Liu, a young slave
Don Giovanni (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart) – Donna Anna
Die Schweigsame Frau (Richard Strauss) – Aminta, Timida 1968 Premiere Vienna State Opera, staging Hans Hotter
Die Agyptische Helena (Richard Strauss) – Aithra
Daphne (Richard Strauss) – Daphne
Don Carlos (Giuseppe Verdi) – Elisabeth von Valois

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Quando m’en vo soletta per la via,
La gente sosta e mira
E la bellezza mia tutta ricerca in me
Da capo a pie'...
Ed assaporo allor la bramosia
Sottil, che da gli occhi traspira
E dai palesi vezzi intender sa
Alle occulte beltà.
Così l'effluvio del desìo tutta m'aggira,
Felice mi fa!
E tu che sai, che memori e ti struggi
Da me tanto rifuggi?
So ben le angoscie tue non le vuoi dir,
Ma ti senti morir!

English Libretto or Translation:

When I go all by myself through the street,
People stop and look,
and everyone looks at my beauty
from head to foot.
And therefore I savor the subtle desire
which emanates from their eyes,
and from the obvious charms is understood
the hidden beauty.
Like this the flood of desire surround me,
it makes me happy!
And you who know, so that memory is tearing you up
Why do you fly from me so much again?
I know very well that you don’t want to speak about your agony,
But you feel yourself dying!
Translation by: Marc Verzatt 

Sheetmusic in our database with this aria

G. Schirmer Opera Anthology: Arias for SopranoG. Schirmer Opera Anthology: Diction Coach Arias for SopranoPrima Donna's AlbumAnthology of Italian Opera: SopranoLyric Soprano Arias: A Master Class with Evelyn LearModern Soprano Operatic AlbumPuccini Arias for Soprano Volume 1Puccini: 3 Puccini Arias for SopranoPuccini: Arias for Soprano