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Pale et blonde

Opera details:

Opera title:

Hamlet

Composer:

Ambroise Thomas

Language:

French

Synopsis:

Hamlet Synopsis

Libretto:

Hamlet Libretto

Translation(s):

English Deutsch

Aria details:

Type:

aria

Role(s):

Ophélie

Voice(s):

Soprano

Act:

4

Previous scene: Je t'implore o mon frere

Natalie Dessay - Hamlet - "Pâle et blonde" (scene - part 2)

Singer: Natalie Dessay

This very peculiar Ophélie's 2nd aria of her scene requires great agility. But Natalie succeeds in using this virtuosity to emphasize Ophélie's dispair... Honestly, I've never heard this aria so well sung and ACTED. You feel for Ophelia and don't care anymore about notes...
This is the 2rd part of the scene dedicated to Ophelie's madness & death, in Ambroise Thomas' "Hamlet"..
Conductor : Michel Plasson / Stage direction : Nicolas Joël
Recorded in June 2000 at Paris Théâtre du Châtelet. SHOULD BE RELEASED ON DVD (announced for quite a while by the Chatelet)

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Libretto/Lyrics/Text/Testo:

Et maintenant ecoutez ma chanson!

Pale et blonde dors sous l'eau profonde Pale and fair, sleeping under the water,
La Willis au regard de feu!
Que Dieu garde celui
qui s'attarde dans la nuit,
au bord du Lac bleu!
Heureuse l'epouse aux bras de l'epoux!
Mon ame et jalouse d'un bonheur si doux! My soul is jealous of such a sweet happiness!
Nymphe au regard de feu, helas!
tu dors sous les eaux du Lac bleu!
La sirene passe et vous entraine
sous l'azur du Lac endormi.
L'air se voile, adieu! blanche etoile!
adieu ciel, adieu doux ami!

Heureuse l'epouse aux bras de l'epoux!
Mon ame et jalouse d'un bonheur si doux! My soul is jealous of such a sweet happiness!

Sous les flots endormi,
ah, pour toujours, adieu, mon doux ami!
Ah, cher epoux, ah, cher amant!
Ah, doux aveu!, ah, tendre serment!
Bonheur supreme!
Ah, cruel, je t'aime!
Ah, cruel, tu voix mes pleurs!
Pour toi je meurs!

English Libretto or Translation:

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Full English translation Hamlet