Ella giammai m'amò

Opera details:

Opera title:

Don Carlo

Composer:

Giuseppe Verdi

Language:

Italian

Synopsis:

Don Carlo Synopsis

Libretto:

Don Carlo Libretto

Translation(s):

English Deutsch

Aria details:

Type:

aria

Role(s):

Not entered yet.

Voice(s):

Bass

Act:

4.01-1

Previous scene: Mio Carlo a te la spada
Next scene: Tu che le vanita

Verdi - Don Carlo - Nicolai Ghiaurov 'Ella giammai m'amò' - James Allen Gähres, cond. (live)

Singer: Nicolai Ghiaurov

NICOLAI GHIAUROV sings Philip II's aria 'Ella giammai m'amò', Act Four of the opera 'Don Carlo' by Giuseppe Verdi (live)

James Allen Gähres, conductor
Nicolai Ghiaurov, bass

Ulm Philharmonic

Live recorded during open public concert.
Herbert von Karajan memorial concert with Mirella Freni and Nicolai Ghiaurov on October 1, 2000
in Ulm, Germany.

Verdi - Don Carlo - LEO NUCCI sings 'Per me giunto' - 'O Carlo, ascolta' - James A. Gähres, cond. (live):
Mozart - Don Giovanni - Mirella Freni, Nicolai Ghiaurov 'Là ci darem la mano', James A. Gähres, cond. (live):
Lyrics
Ella giammai m’amò!
No, quel cor chiuso è a me,
amor per me non ha!
Io la rivedo ancor contemplar triste in volto
il mio crin bianco il dì che qui di Francia venne.
No, amor per me non ha, amor per me non ha!
Ove son?...Quei doppier presso a finir! ...
L’aurora imbianca il mio veron!
Già spunta il dì!
Passar veggo i miei giorni lenti!
Il sonno, o Dio! sparì
dai miei occhi languenti!

Dormirò sol nel manto mio regal
quando la mia giornata è giunta a sera,
dormirò sol sotto la volta nera,
là, nell’avello dell’Escurïal.

Se il serto regal a me desse il poter
di leggere nei cor,
che Dio può sol veder!
Se dorme il prence, veglia il traditore;
il serto perde il Re, il consorte l’onore!

Schiller’s Don Carlos was first suggested to Verdi in 1850 by the Paris Opéra. Verdi rejected the idea, but continued negotiations led to the composition and production of Les vêpres siciliennes in 1855. When the new director of the Paris Opéra, Auguste Perrin, approached Verdi in 1865 concerning a new work for Napoleon III’s Universal Exhibition of 1867, Verdi had become tired of the intolerance of Italian theatergoers.
Paris seemed to offer more creative potential, a stable company of singers and players, and a large budget. Verdi accepted Perrin’s proposition, hoping to score a major success in grand opera.
After considering several librettos, Verdi decided on one by Joseph Méry and Camille du Locle that adapted the dramatic poem Don Carlos, Infant von Spanien, by Friedrich Schiller (1759-1805). However, Verdi felt that the story lacked the spectacle necessary for grand opera, and suggested the addition of the immense and colorful coronation scene in Act Three. No one has yet successfully explained why Philip should be crowned in the middle of his reign.
Such additions made the work run beyond the maximum time allowed by the Opéra, and numerous cuts were made during the eight months of rehearsals. Finally, the original, five-act, French version of Don Carlos was performed at the Académie Impériale de Musique in Paris on March 11, 1867. A revised four-act version in Italian was first staged on January 10, 1884, at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan.
Throughout the composition process, Verdi shaped the libretto to his liking, suggesting meters and occasionally writing lines and drafting scenes such the final one, in which Elizabeth makes her fateful decision. He also added the Philip-Inquisitor duet that is part of Schiller’s play. In general the work, especially through the character of the Marquis de Posa, advocates freedom of thought; Verdi may have been reacting in part to Pope Pius IX’s ‘Syllabus of Errors’ of 1864, which denounces this very idea.
Conflicts of a political sort abound in Don Carlo, in which the titular hero is in love with Elizabeth de Valois, who has become the wife of his father, King Philip II, as the result of a political marriage. Furthermore, the Marquis de Posa, Don Carlo’s best friend, is wanted by the Grand Inquisitor because he is a ‘freethinker’. Philip discovers his wife’s infidelity and must decide what to do about his son while the Grand Inquisitor asserts his power over him. According to Verdi, the climax of the opera is the auto-da-fé scene in Act Three.
The revised version sets an Italian translation by Angelo Zanardini of the revised libretto by Camille du Locle. Verdi and Zanardini dropped the entire first act, placing all of the action in Spain. One problem that results is that when we hear the ‘love theme’ for Don Carlos and Elizabeth, returning in leitmotiv fashion, we have no context from which to make sense of it; it originally appeared in the abandoned first act. Also, the opening Prelude and Introduction of the original Act One provide important links to the beginning of Act Four.

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Libretto/Lyrics/Text/Testo:

FILIPPO
come trasognato
Ella giammai m'amò!...
Quel core chiuso è a me,
Amor per me non ha!...
Io la rivedo ancor contemplar trista in volto
Il mio crin bianco il dì che qui di Francia venne.
No, amor non ha per me!...

Come ritornando in se stesso
Ove son?... Quei doppier!...
Presso a finir!... L'aurora imbianca il mio veron!
Già spunta il dì. Passar veggo i miei giorni lenti!
Il sonno, oh Dio! sparì dagli occhi miei languenti!
Dormirò sol nel manto mio regal
Quando la mia giornata è giunta a sera,
Dormirò sol sotto la vôlta nera
Là, nell'avello dell'Escurïal.
Ah! se il serto real a me desse il poter
Di leggere nei cor, che Dio può sol veder!...
Se dorme il prence, veglia il traditor.
Il serto perde il Re, il console l'onor.
Dormirò sol nel manto mio regal,
Quando la mia giornata è giunta a sera,
Dormirò sol sotto la vôlta nera
Là, nell'avello dell'Escurïal.

Ricade nelle sue meditazioni

English Libretto or Translation:

FILIPPO:
She never loved me!
No, her heart is closed to me,
she feels no love for me!
I can still see her,
sad-faced, gazing at my white hair
the day she came from France.
No, she has no love for me,
she does not love me!

Where am I?
Those candelabra are almost spent!
Dawn whites my balcony,
day is already breaking!
I see my days passing slowly!
Sleep, oh God, has wanished from my drooping eyelids.
I shall sleep alone in my royal mantle
when I attain the evening of my days,
I shall sleep alone beneath the black vault,
there, in my tomb in the Escurial.

If the royal crown could but give me
the power to read human hearts
which God alone can see!
Ah, if the royal crown, etc.
If the Prince sleeps, the traitors watches;
the King loses his crown, the husband his honour!

I shall sleep alone in my royal mantle, etc.
Ah, if the royal crown, etc.
She never loved me!
No, her heart is closed to me,
she does not love me!

Sheetmusic in our database with this aria

Anthology of Italian Opera: BassCantolopera: Arias for Bass Volume 1Cesare SiepiVerdi: Arias for Bass