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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

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Aria details:

Type:

aria

Role(s):

Katisha

Voice(s):

Contralto

Act:

2

Previous scene: A more human Mikado
Next scene: Braid the raven hair

The Mikado or The Town of Titipu, Act 2: No. 21a, Recitative, "Alone, and yet alive" (Katisha)

Singer: Jean Allister

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The Mikado or The Town of Titipu, Act 2: No. 21a, Recitative, "Alone, and yet alive" (Katisha) Sadler's Wells Opera Chorus/David Tod Boyd/Sadler's Wells Opera Orchestra/Alexander Faris

Gilbert & Sullivan The Mikado - Iolanthe Highlights

? 1962 Warner Classics, Warner Music UK Ltd Digital remastering (p) 2003 Warner Classics, Warner Music UK Ltd

Balance Engineer: Malcolm Addey
Conductor: Alexander Faris
Contralto Vocals: Jean Allister
Orchestra: Sadler's Wells Opera Orchestra
Producer: Norman Newell
Composer: Arthur Sullivan

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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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Gilbert & Sullivan for Singers: Mezzo-Soprano

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