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In quelle trine morbide

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Manon Lescaut


Giacomo Antonio Puccini




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Manon Lescaut





Previous scene: Sei splendida e lucente
Next scene: Poiche tu vuoi saper

Angela Gheorghiu as Manon Lescaut: In Quelle Trine Morbide

Singer: Angela Gheorghiu

Romanian soprano Angela Gheorghiu's legendary rendition of Manon Lescaut's act II aria "In quelle trine morbide" (Giacomo Puccini, Manon Lescaut, 1893).

Check out also the playlist "Angela Gheorghiu - A Vocal Portrait of the Great Diva": it contains 200 clips adding up to more than 25 hours of superb music - it is Youtube's most comprehensive resource on Angela Gheorghiu (you find the playlist by doing a Youtube search with the full name of the playlist).

Frequently compared with MARIA CALLAS for her innate musicality, dramatic flair, sense of style, and exquisite musicianship, and with RENATA TEBALDI for the extraordinary quality of her voice and her natural affinity for verismo roles, Romanian soprano ANGELA GHEORGHIU is the most known contemporary soprano and probably the only one from the current generation who will be remembered 100 years from now. Gheorghiu's luscious, ravishingly beautiful timbre is instantly recognizable and her stage presence, glamour, and charisma are legendary. Situated in the transition zone between full lyric and spinto, her velvety, silvery, slightly veiled voice conveys morbidezza and is remarkably phonogenic and rich in harmonics.

"Anytime I think that something is beyond this woman's capacity, she ALWAYS proves me wrong. Whatever reservations I may have had about her choice of repertory, I would never deny that Gheorghiu is probably the greatest soprano in the world now. I am a collector of opera recordings with some 60 other sopranos in my collection, so this isn't something I would say lightly. To badly paraphrase Lord Byron, all that's best of dark and bright meet in her aspect and her voice. Listening to her sing is like looking at a nebula through a telescope and seeing the glowing of new stars cradled in the interstellar dust that gave them birth. Her voice has power in addition to sweetness, and most important of all, it has soul. Gheorghiu's technique and musicianship are superb. More important is her superb sense of line, her beautiful control of dynamics (all the way down to heavenly pianissimi), her intelligence, her instinctively right feelings regarding musical expression. With Gheorghiu, like with Callas, it is the music first and foremost which dictates her emotions. As many others have noted, she finds the right individual voice and personality for every character and situation, and not only that, she makes each individual word mean something. Gheorghiu is a rarity, a singer of true individuality and genius. May she continue to astonish us." Joy Fleisig, New York ( review)

"Vocally, Angela is leagues above any other soprano in recorded history. Not only is the voice thick, luscious, and velvety, but she is also able to emote her VOICE in a way that to me is unprecedented. I have yet to hear a singer who carries emotion into the voice better" (comment made on Youtube by user longliveclassicmusic).

"I continue to feel that Angela Gheorghiu's voice comes the closest to Maria Callas's in tone, texture, and focus. There is a voltage factor in her voice that I have yet to match in any modern classical soprano. I am never disappointed. And I am always energized by her incredible concentration. She always draws me into wanting more....." (comment made on Youtube by user johntmarohn1)

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Watch videos with other singers performing In quelle trine morbide:

Maria Callas In quelle trine morbide Manon Lescaut Giacomo Puccini 17969
1 - Maria Callas
In Quelle Trine Morbide Renee Fleming 18011
1 - Renée Fleming

Angela Gheorghiu Manon Lescaut In quelle trine morbide Puerto Rico 2005 17983
1 - Angela Gheorghiu
In Quelle Trine Morbide Renata Scotto 17975
1 - Renata Scotto

Kanawa In quelle trine morbide from Manon Lescaut 17974
1 - Kiri Te Kanawa
MIRELLA FRENI In quelle trine morbide Liceu 1990 17985
1 - Mirella Freni

Manon Lescaut In quelle trine morbide Opolais 17982
1 - Kristine Opolais

The World s Most Beautiful Woman Soprano Lina Cavalieri In quelle trine morbide 1910 84246
1 - Lina Cavalieri

Karita Mattila Manon Lescaut In quelle trine morbide 17991
1 - Karita Mattila
Mara Zampieri Puccini Manon Lescaut In quelle trine morbide 84250
1 - Mara Zampieri

Renata Tebaldi In quelle trine morbide 1959 17995
1 - Renata Tebaldi
Anna Netrebko In Quelle Trine Morbide Manon LescautGPuccini 17967
1 - Anna Netrebko

Virginia Zeani In quelle trine morbide Manon Lescaut 18008
1 - Virginia Zeani
Eva Marton In quelle trine morbide Manon Lescaut 17988
1 - Éva Marton

Daniela Dessi In quelle trine morbide  84253
1 - Daniela Dessì
Katia Ricciarelli Puccini Manon Lescaut Marrakech 1989 84256
1 - Katia Ricciarelli

2 Manon Lescaut Te Kanawa Thomas Allen In quelle trine morbide  17993
6 - Thomas Allen
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1 - Felicia Weathers

Soprano MAGDA OLIVERO Manon Lescaut In quelle trine morbide 1949 84260
1 - Magda Olivero
Manon Lescaut In quelle trine morbide Kelly Kaduce 84263
1 - Kelly Kaduce

Miriam Gauci In quelle trine morbide L ora o Tirsi Sola perduta abbandonata 84264
1 - Miriam Gauci

In Quelle Trine Morbide Ruth Ann Swenson 84265
1 - Ruth Ann Swenson

Puccini Manon Lescaut Ekszeraria In quelle trine Hazy Erzsebet 84268
1 - Erzsébet Házy
ELIANE COELHO Manon Lescaut In quelle trine morbide  84267
1 - Eliane Coelho

Marina Krilovici In quelle trine morbide Manon Lescaut Giacomo Puccini 18013
1 - Marina Krilovici
In quelle trine morbideLina Bruna Rasa soprano 84271
1 - Lina Bruna Rasa

Ghena Dimitrova Manon Lescaut In quelle trine morbide 1978 Valencia 18005
1 - Ghena Dimitrova
Manon Lescaut In quelle trine morbide Marina Rebeka 17994
1 - Marina Rebeka

MANON LESCAUT In quelle trine morbide ADRIANA MALIPONTE 17998
1 - Adriana Maliponte
Montserrat Caballe In quelle trine morbide Manon Lescaut G Puccini 17971
1 - Montserrat Caballé

Sylvie Valayre in quelle trine morbide 84277
1 - Sylvie Valayre
Dorothy Kirsten Sings In quelle trine morbide from Manon Lescaut 1947 84284
1 - Dorothy Kirsten

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1 - Eleonora Buratto
Hina Spani In quelle trine morbide Puccini Manon Lescaut HMV 1927 18010
1 - Hina Spani

100 Singers ANNY SCHLEMM 84289
2 - Anny Schlemm

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1 - Rosa Ponselle

In quelle trine morbide Gilda Dalla Rizza 84298
1 - Gilda dalla Rizza
Leontyne Price In quelle trine morbide Manon Lescaut Giacomo Puccini 17970
1 - Leontyne Price

Raina Kabaivanska In quelle trine morbide 84300
1 - Raina Kabaivanska
Soprano ROSETTA PAMPANINI Manon Lescaut In quelle trine morbide 1926 84308
1 - Rosetta Pampanini

Nina Rautio Concert in Moscow 1992 part 2 84320
1 - Nina Rautio
Maria Caniglia SUZELL Amico Fritz MANONManon Lescaut ARIAS MascagniPuccini 84326
1 - Maria Caniglia

Maria Guleghina In quelle trine morbide Manon Lescaut 84329
1 - Maria Guleghina
Liudmyla Monastyrska In quelle trine morbide Manon Lescaut Puccini 17977
1 - Liudmyla Monastyrska

Puccini Manon Lescaut In quelle trine morbide Giannina Russ 1905 84342
1 - Giannina Russ
Soprano CARMEN MELIS Manon Lescaut In quelle trine morbide 1917 84346
1 - Carmen Melis

Lella Cuberli Puccini In quelle trine morbide 84352
1 - Lella Cuberli
ANTONINA LISOHORSKA In Quelle Trine Morbide aria di Manon MANON LESCAUT G Puccini 18009
1 - Solomiya Krushelnytska

Licia Albanese In quelle trine morbide MANON LESCAUT Giacomo Puccini 17992
1 - Licia Albanese

In quelle trine morbide Manon Lescaut  84378
1 - Mafalda Favero

Sylvia Sass In quelle trine morbide MANON LESCAUT Giacomo Puccini 17980
1 - Sylvia Sass
In quelle trine morbide Soprano Arianna Castelli 84301
1 - Daniela Dessì
1 - Katia Ricciarelli
2 - Fedora Barbieri


È ver! L'ho abbandonato
senza un saluto, un bacio!
Si guarda intorno e si ferma cogli occhi all'alcova.
In quelle trine morbide …
nell'alcova dorata v'è un silenzio
gelido, mortal, v'è un silenzio,
un freddo che m'agghiaccia!
Ed io che m'ero avvezza
a una carezza
di labbra ardenti e d'infuocate braccia
or ho tutt'altra cosa!
O mia dimora umile,
tu mi ritorni innanzi
gaia, isolata, bianca
come un sogno gentile
di pace e d'amor!

English Libretto or Translation:

It's ver! I abandoned it
without a greeting, a kiss!
He looks around and stops with his eyes at the alcove.
In those soft lace ...
in the golden alcove there is a silence
frosty, mortal, there is a silence,
a cold that chills me!
And I was used to it
to a caress
of burning lips and fiery arms
or I have another thing!
O my humble home,
you come back to me
gay, isolated, white
like a kind dream
of peace and of love!

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Sheetmusic in our database with this aria

G. Schirmer Opera Anthology: Arias for Soprano Volume 2G. Schirmer Opera Anthology: Diction Coach Arias for Soprano Volume 2Operatic Anthology: SopranoModern Soprano Operatic AlbumRenata TebaldiPuccini Arias for Soprano Volume 1Puccini: Arias for Soprano