A coloratura soprano take on this aria...
Although not a big fan of Sumi Jo, I like her version of this aria. I don't know if it is the fluidity of her voice or the abundance of raw emotion in her interpretation...
About the score: As you can tell I am using pdf files for my videos and there is no way to transpose the pdf scores.. So, some of my videos may not be a match.
I hope you can figure out all those scribbles over the score.. Some do match the way Jo is singing and some don't. But this aria has such variation in interpretation that I doubt there can be a perfect-match edition of this score. Also, I do not have the choir partition.
Gioachino Rossini : L'assedio di Corinto "Giusto Ciel! In Tal Periglio"
Libretto: Luigi Balocchi & Alexandre Soumet
Giusto Ciel! in tal periglio
più speranza Non ci avanza,
Che piangendo, che gemendo
Implorar la tua pietà, etc
Merciful Lord! In such peril
the only course,
the only hope which remains to us,
is weeping, lamenting
to beg Thy mercy, etc..