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In questa reggia

Opera details:

Opera title:

Turandot

Composer:

Giacomo Antonio Puccini

Language:

Italian

Synopsis:

Turandot Synopsis

Libretto:

Turandot Libretto

Translation(s):

English

Aria details:

Type:

aria,choir

Role(s):

Princess Turandot / Crowd

Voice(s):

Soprano

Act:

2.10

Previous scene: Diecimilla anni al nostro imperatore 1
Next scene: Straniero ascolta

Birgit Nilsson & Franco Corelli: Puccini - Turandot, 'In questa reggia'

Singer(s): Franco Corelli Kirsten Flagstad Birgit Nilsson

Birgit Nilsson (17 May 1918 - 25 December 2005) was a celebrated Swedish dramatic soprano who specialized in operatic and symphonic works. Her voice was noted for its overwhelming force, bountiful reserves of power and the gleaming brilliance and clarity in the upper register. Nilsson made such strong imprints on many roles that they came to be known as the "Nilsson repertory". She sang the operas of Richard Strauss and made a specialty of Puccini's Turandot, but it was the music of Wagner that made her career; her command of his music was comparable to that of Kirsten Flagstad, who owned the Wagner repertory at the Metropolitan Opera during the years before World War II. Nilsson recorded all of her major roles. Partly because of her availability to play Brünnhilde, Decca Records undertook the expensive project of making the first studio recording of Wagner's four-opera Ring cycle, conducted by Solti and produced by John Culshaw. The effort took seven years, from 1958 to 1965. A film of the proceedings made her a familiar image for arts-conscious television viewers...
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Franco Corelli (8 April 1921 -- 29 October 2003) was a famous Italian tenor who had a major international opera career between 1951 and 1976. Associated in particular with the spinto and dramatic tenor roles of the Italian repertory, he was celebrated universally for his powerhouse voice, electrifying top notes, clear timbre, a very elegant and passionate singing and remarkable performances. Dubbed the "Prince of tenors", Corelli possessed handsome features and a charismatic stage presence which endeared him to audiences. He had a long and fruitful partnership with the Metropolitan Opera in New York City between 1961 and 1975. He also appeared on the stages of most of the major opera houses in Europe and with opera companies throughout North America...

Lyrics & English Translation

In this palace, thousands of years ago,
a desperate cry rang out.
And that cry, passing down the generations
found refuge here in my soul!
Princess Lo-u-Ling,
sweet and serene ancestress, you who reigned
in your deep silence in pure joy
and defied, unyielding and confident,
the harsh domination (of men),
today you live again in me!

(It was when the King of the Tartars unfurled his seven banners.)

And yet in the time that everyone remembers,
there was dismay and terror and the roar of arms.
The kingdom was conquered!
And Lo-u-Ling, my ancestress, dragged away
by a man like you, like you,
stranger, there in the terrible night
where her young voice was stifled!

(For ages she has slept in her vast tomb.)

O Princes, who in long caravans
from every part of the world
come here to try your fortune,
I avenge upon you, upon you
that purity, that cry and that death!
No man will ever possess me!
Horror of the man who killed her
remains alive in my heart.
No, no! No man will ever possess me!
Ah, in me is reborn the pride
of such great chastity!
Stranger! Do not tempt fortune!
The riddles are three, death is one!


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Libretto/Lyrics/Text/Testo:

Turandot
In questa reggia, or son mill'anni e mille,
un grido disperato risonò.
E quel grido, traverso stirpe e stirpe
qui nell'anima mia si rifugiò!
Principessa Lou-Ling, ava dolce e serena
che regnavi nel tuo cupo silenzio
in gioia pura, e sfidasti inflessibile e sicura
l'aspro dominio, oggi rivivi in me!

La folla
Fu quando il Re dei Tartari le sette sue bandiere dispiegò.

Turandot
Pure nel tempo che ciascun ricorda,
fu sgomento e terrore e rombo d'armi.
Il regno vinto! E Lou-Ling,
la mia ava, trascinata da un uomo come te,
come te straniero, là nella notte atroce
dove si spense la sua fresca voce!

La folla
Da secoli ella dorme nella sua tomba enorme.

Turandot
O Principi, che a lunghe carovane
d'ogni parte del mondo qui venite
a gettar la vostra sorte,
io vendico su voi, su voi quella purezza,
quel grido e quella morte!
Mai nessun m'avrà!
L'orror di che l'uccise vivo nel cuor mi sta!
No, no! Mai nessun m'avrà!
Ah, rinasce in me l'orgoglio di tanta purità!
Straniero! Non tentar la fortuna!
Gli enigmi sono tre, la morte è una!

Calaf
No, no! Gli enigmi sono tre, una è la vita!

La folla
Al Principe straniero offri la prova ardita,
o Turandot! Turandot!

English Libretto or Translation:

Turandot
In this palace, I am a thousand years and a thousand,
a desperate cry sounded.
And that cry, transverse lineage and lineage
here in my soul he took refuge!
Princess Lou-Ling, sweet and serene ava
who reigned in your dark silence
in pure joy, and you challenged inflexible and sure
the harsh dominion, today you live in me!

The crowd
It was when the King of the Tartars the seven of his flags unfolded.

Turandot
Even in the time each one remembers,
it was dismay and terror and roar of arms.
The kingdom won! And Lou-Ling,
my ava, dragged by a man like you,
like you a stranger, there in the atrocious night
where his fresh voice went out!

The crowd
For centuries she has been sleeping in her huge grave.

Turandot
O Principles, that to long caravans
you come from all over the world
to throw your fate,
I avenge on you, on you that purity,
that cry and that death!
No one will ever have me!
The horror of that killed him alive in my heart is mine!
No, no! No one will ever have me!
Ah, the pride of so much purity is reborn in me!
Foreigner! Do not try your luck!
The enigmas are three, death is one!

Calaf
No, no! The enigmas are three, one is life!

The crowd
To the foreign Prince you offer bold proof,
or Turandot! Turandot!

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