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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


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Aria details:

Also known as:

Musetta's Waltz




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





Previous scene: La commedia è stupenda!
Next scene: Chi l'ha richiesto

euronews musica - The land of Puccini echoes to La Bohème arias

Singer: Maria Agresta

Stefano Secco who sings Rodolfo told euronews: "The music, the lyrics, the sets take you to another world... [for me, as a singer,] there's a sort of letting-go as soon as the music starts. A second before I'm still in the real world, but the moment I hear the music, whoosh, I'm elsewhere!"

Maria Agresta, who portrays Mimi, said: "Mimì is like a little girl, a bit like I was - and still am - but her life turns out to be tragic. She starts in total lightness and freshness, typical of a girl, but she ends up dying. Trying not to think of illness, trying to ignore it and go on living - this is what Mimì does. Mimì is life!

"The most dramatic moments are also the most difficult to interpret because if you are affected by the emotion your throat tightens up and, alas, your throat has to be wide open and unobstructed to be able to sing!"

It is also possible to visit the villa in Torre del Lago where Puccini composed most of his operas. Its magical atmosphere and the memory of this genial composer are preserved by his granddaughter.

"Puccini had an extremely lively personality. He was a dynamic person. The first years that he stayed here he would cycle all the time. He used to go hunting, and fishing. Then the car arrived. He was not a dreamer at all, he was a very active man and he loved new discoveries," said Simonetta Puccini.

"This was his favourite place, the home of his heart. He loved living here by the lake, 'his' lake, even though he was always on the move.

"I sometimes imagine that he appears from behind a tree. Or in these rooms, but maybe he is here."

Stefano Secco said: "It's wonderful on stage: it's a neutral place where one can reveal something of oneself while hiding behind the character; when you sing it's as if you said to the public: 'hey, now I'm going to tell you a little about myself!'."

In this story you can hear excerpts of the following arias from Giacomo Puccini's La Bohème: "Che gelida manina", "Mi chiamano Mimì", "Quando me n' vò soletta", "D'onde lieta uscì al tuo grido d'amore", "Sono andati? Fingevo di dormire".

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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

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