La vergine degli angeli

Opera details:

Opera title:

La Forza del destino

Composer:

Giuseppe Verdi

Language:

Italian

Synopsis:

La Forza del destino Synopsis

Libretto:

La Forza del destino Libretto

Translation(s):

English Deutsch

Aria details:

Type:

aria,choir

Role(s):

Leonora / Choir

Voice(s):

Soprano

Act:

2.17

Previous scene: Il santo nome di Dio Signore
Next scene: Attenti al gioco attenti

Renata Tebaldi-La vergine degli angeli-La Forza del destino-Firenze 1956-Gabriele Santini

Singer: Renata Tebaldi

Renata Tebaldi sang La Forza del destino at Teatro Comunale di Firenze in MaggioMusicale Fiorentino the first time in 1953.
Three years later she sang at Maggio Musicale Fiorentino La Forza del destino again.This tape , on june 8, 1956.
I can't say what Tebaldi/Forza I like more, I love all them ('55 Scala, , this '56 Firenze '58 Naples, '60 New York) but between her two Firenze Forzas (1953 and 1956) I think she is better on the '56 (the one I uploaded) .The voice is heavier in 1956, more dramatic .
The wonderful lyrical tenor Giuseppe Di Stefano sings Don Alvaro, a role not very well suited for his voice (he is a big lyrical, his voice was big but he was a lyrical tenor), however he is very good and I think this Forza is a major Verdian performance, headed by Renata Tebaldi, the greatest Leonora of the XX century.
Leonora................................. ...................Renata Tebaldi
Don Alvaro.................................. .............Giuseppe Di Stefano
Don Carlo................................... .............Giangiacomo Guelfi
Padre Guardiano............................... ....Giulio Neri

Conductor: Gabriele Santini
Teatro Comunale di Firenze-Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
June 8, 1956

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Libretto/Lyrics/Text/Testo:

TUTTI
La Vergine degli Angeli
Vi copra del suo manto,
E voi protegga vigile
Di Dio l'Angelo santo.

LEONORA
La Vergine degli Angeli
Mi copra del suo manto.
E mi protegga vigile
Di Dio l'Angelo santo.

TUTTI
La Vergine degli Angeli, ecc.

Leonora bacia la mano del Padre Guardiano, e s'avvia all'eremo, sola. I frati spentii lumi, rientrano collo stesso ordine in chiesa. Il Guardiano si ferma sulla porta e stendendo le braccia verso la parte ov'è scomparsa Leonora, la benedice.

English Libretto or Translation:

THE SUPERIOR, MELITONE, MONKS
May Our Lady of the Angels
cover you in Her mantle,
and the Holy Angel of God
keep vigil to protect you.

LEONORA
May Our Lady of the Angels
cover me in Her mantle,
and the Holy Angel of God
keep vigil to protect me.

Leonora kisses the Father Superior's hand, rises, and sets off alone for the hermitage. The Father Superior stretches out his arms towards her, blessing her.

Sheetmusic in our database with this aria

Verdi Arias for Soprano Volume 1