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Un bel di vedremo

Opera details:

Opera title:

Madame Butterfly


Giacomo Antonio Puccini




Madame Butterfly Synopsis


Madame Butterfly Libretto


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Aria details:




Cio-Cio San





Previous scene: E izaghi ed izanami sarundascio
Next scene: Chiamera Butterfly dalla lontana

Leona Mitchell: Puccini - Madama Butterfly, 'Un bel di vedremo'

Singer: Leona Mitchell

Leona Mitchell (born October 13, 1948, [Enid, Oklahoma], is an [African-American] and [Chickasaw][operatic] [Soprano] and an Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame inductee. She is also a [Grammy Award]-winning soprano who sang for 18 seasons as a leading spinto soprano at the Metropolitan Opera in New York. In her home state of Oklahoma, Miss Mitchell has been awarded many honors. These include The Oklahoma Hall of Fame, The Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame, The Women's Hall of Fame and The Jazz Hall of Fame. Her home town of Enid has a street named after her called Leona Mitchell Boulevard, as well as a Museum named in her honor called "The Leona Mitchell Southern Heights Heritage Center and Museum". The Honorable Governor Brad Henry of Oklahoma made her Oklahoma's State Cultural Ambassador. In late 2014, Miss Mitchell was inducted into The Oklahoma African Hall of Fame. Miss Mitchell was a leading Soprano with The Metropolitan Opera of New York for 18 seasons. Many of her roles at the Met were varied and illustrious. She essayed in many new productions: Ernani, Turandot, and Aida. Some other roles at the Met were: Micaela, Manon from Manon Lescaut, Leonora from La Forza Del Destino and Il Trovatore, Amelia, The Masked Ball, Delilah from Handel's Samson, Pamina, Madame Butterfly, Mimi & Musetta, La Boheme, Lauretta, and Madame Lidouine in French and English. She has also appeared with many worldwide major symphony orchestras including those in London, Japan, New York, Los Angeles, Israel, Chicago, Monte Carlo, Philadelphia, Edinburgh, Florence, Pittsburg, Cleveland and others. Miss Mitchell has performed Recitals all over the world: Alice Tully Hall, New York Australia, Hong Kong, Melbourne, Japan, Madrid, Sydney, Ottawa, Sardenia, Hawaii, Korea and all across The United States. Miss Mitchell also toured Japan with The Florence Opera and Zubin Mehta and Covent Garden. Leona Mitchell has performed for four US Presidents: Ronald Reagan, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton & Vice President George Bush along with many dignitaries which include Prince Charles, Princess Anne, The Honorable Sandra Day O'Connor, and Bishop Tutu. On July 5, 1986, she performed on the [New York Philharmonic's] tribute to the 100th Anniversary of the [Statue of Liberty], which was televised live from Central Park on [ABC Television]. She sang the [aria] 'Un bel difrom [Puccini]'s Madama Butterfly and the American |spiritual [He's Got the Whole World in His Hands]. Miss Mitchell has appeared in a production with each one of the Three Tenors: Ernani with Luciano Pavarotti, Turandot with Plácido Domingo, and "Carmen" with José Carreras, each of which has been recorded on DVD. In addition, She has appeared on many televised broadcasts, including The Merv Griffin Show," The Dick Cavett Show, The Jerry Lewis Telethon,[Good Morning America], CBS Night watch, The Charlie Rhodes Show, Public Television along with many PBS "Live from Lincoln Center Broadcasts","Live from the Met series" and The Kennedy Center Honors.

Lyrics & English Translation

One good day, we will see
Arising a strand of smoke
Over the far horizon on the sea
And then the ship appears
And then the ship is white
It enters into the port, it rumbles its salute.

Do you see it? He is coming!
I don't go down to meet him, not I.
I stay upon the edge of the hill
And I wait a long time
but I do not grow weary of the long wait.

And leaving from the crowded city,
A man, a little speck
Climbing the hill.
Who is it? Who is it?
And as he arrives
What will he say? What will he say?
He will call Butterfly from the distance
I without answering
Stay hidden
A little to tease him,
A little as to not die.
At the first meeting,
And then a little troubled
He will call, he will call
"Little one, dear wife
Blossom of orange"
The names he called me at his last coming.
All this will happen,
I promise you this
Hold back your fears -
I with secure faith wait for him.

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Piangi? Perché? perché?
Ah, la fede ti manca...
fiduciosa e sorridente
fa la scena come s realmente vi assistesse e si avvicina poco a poco allo shosi del fondo
Un bel dì, vedremo
levarsi un fil di fumo
dall'estremo confin del mare.
E poi la nave appare.
Poi la nave bianca
entra nel porto,
romba il suo saluto.
Vedi? È venuto!
Io non gli scendo incontro. Io no.
Mi metto là sul ciglio del colle e aspetto,
e aspetto gran tempo e non mi pesa,
la lunga attesa.
E uscito dalla folla cittadina
un uomo, un picciol punto
s'avvia per la collina.
Chi sarà? chi sarà?
E come sarà giunto
che dirà? che dirà?
Chiamerà Butterfly dalla lontana.
Io snza dar risposta
me ne starò nascosta
un po' per celia...
e un po' per non morire al primo incontro,
ed egli alquanto in pena chiamerà,
chiamerà: iccina mogliettina
olezzo di verbena,
i nomi che mi dava al suo venire
a Suzuki
Tutto questo avverrà, te lo prometto.
Tienti la tua paura,
io consicura fede l'aspetto.

English Libretto or Translation:

You cry? Why? why?
Ah, you miss faith ...
confident and smiling
he makes the scene as if he really witnessed it and gradually approaches the depth of the bottom
A good day, we'll see
get a little smoke
from the extreme confin of the sea.
And then the ship appears.
Then the white ship
enter the port,
he salutes his greeting.
You see? It came!
I do not meet him. Not me.
I stand there on the edge of the hill and wait,
and I wait a long time and it does not weigh me,
the long wait.
And out of the city crowd
a man, a small point
he goes to the hill.
Who will be? who will be?
And how it will come
what will he say? what will he say?
He will call Butterfly from far away.
I snza give an answer
I will be hidden from it
a little for celia ...
and a little 'not to die at the first meeting,
and he will rather call in,
will call: iccina wifey
verbena oil,
the names that gave me to his coming
to Suzuki
All this will happen, I promise you.
Keep your fear,
I trust the appearance.

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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: SopranoCantolopera: Arias for Soprano Volume 1