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Ciel! mio Padre!

Opera details:

Opera title:

Aida

Composer:

Giuseppe Verdi

Language:

Italian

Synopsis:

Aida Synopsis

Libretto:

Aida Libretto

Translation(s):

English Deutsch

Aria details:

Type:

aria

Role(s):

Aida

Voice(s):

Soprano

Act:

3.05

Previous scene: O cieli azzurri
Next scene: Rivedro le foreste imbalsamate

Cornell MacNeil & Renata Tebaldi - Ciel! mio padre - Aida - Verdi

Singer(s): Cornell MacNeil Renata Tebaldi

Cornell MacNeil (born 24 September 1922 in Minneapolis, Minnesota) & Renata Tebaldi (Pesaro, Italy, February 1, 1922 San Marino, December 19, 2004). Both singers have huge, chiaroscuro voices. Absolutely incredible singing from both of them. Sorry for the loudness of the brass section, but you know Von Karajan! There are simply no voices like this performing these works today on the main stages. WHY?!?!?!?! No one cultivates them any longer. We have not changed physiologically. Our approach to singing has changed for the worse.

In a 1979 article by LaFranco Rasponi, Tebaldi made the following statement:


"Where are the big voices today? There are only tiny mosquitoes flying around. And we - Milanov, Nilsson, del Monaco, Corelli, and others - lost three and four kilos at each performance, so tremendous was the tension we gave to our assignments! It was our blood we gave to the audiences. How could we have beer such fools?"

And that was in 1979. Imagine what she would say today!

Watch videos with other singers performing Ciel! mio Padre!:

Giuseppe Scandola Maria Chiara AIDA Ciel mio padre 51436
1 - Maria Chiara
Urmana Grundheber Ciel mio padre Rivedrai le foreste imbalsamate Aida  51471
1 - Violeta Urmana

Aida Ciel Mio padre Anna NetrebkoLuca Salsi 51425
1 - Anna Netrebko
Ciel Mio padre Caballe Cappuccilli 51443
1 - Montserrat Caballé

Aida Amonasro Ciel mio padre Heaven my father Giuseppe Verdi 51446
1 - Latonia Moore
Leontyne Price Ciel mio padre Aida 51437
1 - Leontyne Price

Ciel mio padre Rivedrai le foreste imbalsamate Nikolay Putilin Galina Gorchakova 119605
1 - Galina Gorchakova

CIEL MIO PADRE DUET AMONASROAIDA BERNARDIRICCIARELLI 51448
1 - Katia Ricciarelli

Joana Zhelezcheva Kiril Manolov Ciel mio padre Aida GVerdi 119608
6 - Kiril Manolov
Saioa Hernandez Ciel Mio padre Aida GVerdi Debut 119618
1 - Saioa Hernández

Roxana Briban AIDA Ciel Mio padre  119610
1 - Roxana Briban
MARIA DRAGONI CIEL MIO PADRE DA AIDA DI G VERDI CON IL BARITONO F GIOVINE 51463
1 - Maria Dragoni

Galina Vishnevskaya Viktor Nechipailo Ciel mio padreAidaVerdi 51454
1 - Galina Vishnevskaya
Aida Act 3 Ciel mio padre Joseph Shore and Delcina Stevenson 51452
6 - Joseph Shore

G Verdi Aida duet Aide i Amonasro Ferdinand Zovko i Milka Stojanovic Ciel mio Padre 119634
1 - Milka Stojanović
Aida Act 3 Ciel mio padre Aida Amonasro 51429
1 - Anja Harteros

Verdi Aida Ciel mio padre Ester Mazzoleni Pasquale Amato 1909 51459
6 - Pasquale Amato
G VERDI AIDA CIEL MIO PADRE T MILASHKINA F BORDONI 119638
1 - Tamara Milashkina

G VERDI AIDA CIEL MIO PADRE 119640
1 - Mara Zampieri
Verdi Aida Ciel Mio padre Act Three 51461
1 - Jessye Norman

Giuseppe Verdi Aida Ciel Mio Padre  119643
1 - Johanna Gadski

Verdi Aida Ciel mio padre Act Three 119655
1 - Martina Arroyo

Nina Rautio Verdi Aida Act 3 Ciel mio padre Aida Amonasro 51453
1 - Nina Rautio
Nile Scene Aida Amonasro s Duet Leontyne Price Simon Estes from Verdi s Aida 51432
1 - Leontyne Price
6 - Simon Estes

Tito Gobbi Maria Callas AIDA Ciel Mio padre 51426
1 - Maria Callas
6 - Tito Gobbi
Juan Pons Maria Chiara AIDA act 3 Duo Aida Amonasro Ciel mio padre 51427
1 - Ghena Dimitrova
1 - Maria Chiara
6 - Juan Pons

Renata Tebaldi Gino Bechi Ciel mio padre 119601
1 - Renata Tebaldi
6 - Gino Bechi
Cornell MacNeil Renata Tebaldi Ciel mio padre Aida Verdi 51428
1 - Renata Tebaldi
6 - Cornell MacNeil

Aprile Millo Silvano Carroli Ciel mio padre Aida Giuseppe Verdi  51440
1 - Aprile Millo
6 - Silvano Carroli
BIRGIT NILSSON GEORGE LONDON O CIEL MIO PADRE AIDA 51430
1 - Birgit Nilsson
6 - George London

LIVE Ciel mio padre Aldo Protti Gabriella Tucci in Aida 1961 51442
1 - Gabriella Tucci
6 - Aldo Protti
Carlo Galeffi Lina Bruna Rasa Ciel mio padre Aida Verdi 119602
1 - Lina Bruna Rasa
6 - Carlo Galeffi

Galina Vishnevskaya Pavel Lisitsian Ciel mio padreAidaVerdi 51450
1 - Galina Vishnevskaya
6 - Pavel Lisitsian
Renata Tebaldi Aldo Protti Ciel mio padre Aida Verdi 51434
1 - Renata Tebaldi
6 - Aldo Protti

Mirella Freni Piero Cappuccilli Cielo mio padre  51455
1 - Mirella Freni
6 - Piero Cappuccilli

Ciel Mio padre 1960 Aida Verdi Birgit Nilsson Cornell MacNeil Live from La Scala 51444
1 - Birgit Nilsson
6 - Cornell MacNeil

Katia Ricciarelli Leo Nucci Ciel mio Padre Aida G Verdi 51435
1 - Katia Ricciarelli
6 - Leo Nucci
Leyla Gencer Anselmo Colzani Ciel mio padre Aida Giuseppe Verdi  51438
1 - Leyla Gencer
6 - Anselmo Colzani

Aida Act III Ciel mio padre Rivedrai le foreste imbalsamate 119639
1 - Montserrat Caballé
2 - Fiorenza Cossotto
Birgit Nilsson Louis Quilico Ciel mio padre Aida 119622
1 - Birgit Nilsson
6 - Louis Quilico

Ciel Mio padre Aida Maria Callas 51472
1 - Joan Sutherland
1 - Maria Callas
2 - Giulietta Simionato
Aida Ciel Mio Padre Rivedrai Le 119658
1 - Eugenia Ratti
1 - Renata Tebaldi
2 - Giulietta Simionato

Nina Rautio Verdi Aida Act 3 Ciel mio padre Aida Amonasro 51441
1 - Ghena Dimitrova
1 - Nina Rautio

Libretto/Lyrics/Text/Testo:

AIDA
entra cautamente
Qui Radamès verrà!... Che vorrà dirmi?
Io tremo... Ah! se tu vieni
A recarmi, o crudel, l'ultimo addio,
Del Nilo i cupi vortici
Mi daran tomba... e pace forse, e oblio.

O patria mia, mai più ti revedrò!
O cieli azzurri, o dolci aure native,
Dove sereno il nio mattin brillò,
O verdi colli, o profumate rive,
O patria mia, mai più ti revedrò!
O fresche valli, o queto asil beato,
Che un dì promesso dall'amor mi fu;
Or che d'amore il sogno è dileguato,
O patria mia, non ti vedrò mai più!

Entra Amonasro
Ciel! mio padre!

AMONASRO
A te grave cagion
M'adduce, Aida. Nulla sfugge al mio
Sguardo. D'amor ti struggi
Per Radamès... ei t'ama... qui lo attendi.
Dei Faraon la figlia è tua rivale...
Razza infame, aborrita e a noi fatale!

AIDA
E in suo potere io sto! Io, d'Amonasro
Figlia!

English Libretto or Translation:

AIDA
approaching cautiously
Radamès is coming here!… What can he want to say to me?
I tremble... Ah! If you should come,
oh cruel one, to bid me a last farewell,
the dark swirling waters of the Nile
shall be my grave... and bring me peace, perhaps, and oblivion.

Oh my homeland, I shall never see you again!
Oh blue skies, oh soft native breezes,
where the light of my youth shone in tranquillity;
oh green hills, perfumed shores,
oh my homeland, I shall never see you again!
Oh cool valleys, oh blessed, tranquil refuge
which once was promised me by love;
now that the dream of love has faded,
oh my homeland, I shall never see you again!

Amonasro enters.

Heavens! My father!

AMONASRO
A grave cause
brings me to you, Aida. Nothing escapes my gaze.
You pine with love for Radamès…
he loves you... you are waiting for him here.
The daughter of the Pharaohs is your rival…
a race accursed, abhorred, fatal to us!

AIDA
And I am in her power!
I, Amonasro's daughter!

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