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Alone and yet alive

Opera details:

Opera title:

The Mikado

Composer:

Arthur Sullivan

Language:

English

Synopsis:

The Mikado Synopsis

Libretto:

The Mikado Libretto

Translation(s):

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Aria details:

Type:

aria

Role(s):

Katisha

Voice(s):

Contralto

Act:

2

Previous scene: A more human Mikado

Jacqueline Dark sings 'Alone and Yet Alive' from The Mikado

Singer: Jacqueline Dark

Jacqueline Dark sings 'Alone and Yet Alive' from The Mikado

Recorded live at State Theatre, Victorian Arts Centre, 2011.

Conductor: Brian Castles-Onion
Director: Stuart Maunder

Footage available by kind permission of Opera Australia.
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Libretto/Lyrics/Text/Testo:

Alone, and yet alive!
Oh, sepulchre! My soul is still my body's prisoner!
Remote the peace that Death alone can give --
My doom, to wait! my punishment, to live!

Hearts do not break! They sting and ache
For old love's sake, But do not die,
Tho' with each breath They long for death,
As witnesseth The living I, The living I.

Oh, living I! Come, tell me why,
When hope is gone, Dost thou stay on?
Why linger here when all is drear?
Oh, living I! Come, tell me why,
When hope is gone, Dost thou stay on?
May not a cheated maiden die?
May not a cheated maiden die?

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Sheetmusic in our database with this aria

Gilbert & Sullivan for Singers: Mezzo-Soprano