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Madre addio

Opera details:

Opera title:

Semiramide

Composer:

Giaochino Rossini

Language:

Italian

Synopsis:

Semiramide Synopsis

Libretto:

Semiramide Libretto

Translation(s):

English

Duet details:

Type:

duet

Role(s):

Arsace / Semiramide

Voice(s):

Contralto / Soprano

Act:

2.17

Previous scene: Giorno d'orrore e di contento
Next scene: Tu serena intanto il ciglio

Marilyn Horne & June Anderson: Rossini - Semiramide, 'Giorno d'orrore... Madre addio'

Singer(s): Marilyn Horne June Anderson

Marilyn Horne (born January 16, 1934, Bradford, Pennsylvania) is an American mezzo-soprano opera singer. She specialized in roles requiring a large sound, beauty of tone, excellent breath support, and the ability to execute difficult coloratura passages...
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June Anderson (born December 30, 1952) is a Grammy Award-winning American coloratura soprano. Originally known for bel canto performances of Rossini, Donizetti, and Vincenzo Bellini, she was the first non-Italian ever to win the prestigious Bellini d'Oro prize. Subsequently, she has extended her repertoire to include a wide variety of other roles, including those from the Russian repertoire and works by Richard Strauss. In 2008, Anderson was elevated to "Commandeur" of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Government and in 2007 received a "Victoire d'honneur" at the "Victoires de la Musique Classique" in Paris. Anderson has performed in noted opera houses including La Scala, Covent Garden, La Fenice, Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago and Colón Theater. She has collaborated with conductors Leonard Bernstein, James Levine, Charles Dutoit, Zubin Mehta, Riccardo Muti, Seiji Ozawa, Giuseppe Sinopoli, Kent Nagano and Michael Tilson Thomas, and has sung opposite Luciano Pavarotti, Alfredo Kraus, Plácido Domingo, José Carreras, Carlo Bergonzi, Roberto Alagna, Rockwell Blake, Jerry Hadley and Salvatore Fisichella. Anderson has had an extensive recording career, dating from the 1980s to the present...

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Libretto/Lyrics/Text/Testo:

ARSACE
Madre - addio

SEMIRAMIDE
T'arresta... Oh Dio!...
Senti… e dove?

ARSACE
Al mio destino
Alla tomba, al padre, a Nino...

SEMIRAMIDE
Ei vuol sangue.

ARSACE
E sangue avrà .

SEMIRAMIDE
(marcata)
E qual sangue!...

English Libretto or Translation:

Arsaces
Mother - goodbye

Semiramide
It stops you ... Oh God! ...
Listen ... and where?

Arsaces
To my destiny
To the grave, to the father, to Nino ...

Semiramide
He wants blood.

Arsaces
And blood will have.

Semiramide
(marked)
And what a blood! ...

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