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Sacra la scelta e d'un consorte

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Luisa Miller


Giuseppe Verdi




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Leo Nucci: Verdi - Luisa Miller, 'Sacra la scelta è d'un consorte'

Singer: Leo Nucci

Leo Nucci (born April 16, 1942) is an Italian operatic baritone, particularly suited to Verdi roles. Born at Castiglione dei Pepoli, near Bologna, he studied with Giuseppe Marchese and made his stage debut in Spoleto, as Figaro in Il barbiere di Siviglia, in 1967, he then joined the chorus of La Scala in Milan, and made his solo debut there in 1975, again as Figaro. His career quickly took an international turn with debut at the Royal Opera House in London, as Miller in Luisa Miller, in 1978, and at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, as Renato/Ankarström in Un ballo in maschera, in 1980. Renato was also his debut role at the Paris Opéra in 1981, and the Salzburg Festival in 1989, under Herbert Von Karajan. His career is remembered for famous performances in the opera world, including works with Luciano Pavarotti, Joan Sutherland, Plácido Domingo and others. His repertoire encompasses the entire Italian repertory from bel canto to verismo, but his sonorous voice, secure technique and dramatic abilities are best displayed in Verdi - notably as Rigoletto, Macbeth, Count di Luna, Giorgo Germont, Rodrigo, Amonasro, Iago, and Falstaff. He has sung the role of Rigoletto alone more than 400 times..

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Che dici mai?
Sacra la scelta è d'un consorte,
esser appieno libera deve;
nodo che sciorre sol può la morte
mal dalla forza legge riceve.
Non son tiranno, padre son io,
non si comanda de' figli al cor.
In terra un padre somiglia Iddio
per la bontade, non pel rigor.

English Libretto or Translation:

What do you say?
Sacra the choice is of a consort,
to be completely free must;
knot that can only be sunlit
badly from the law he receives.
I am not a tyrant, father is I,
we do not command children to the cor.
On earth a father resembles God
for the bontade, not for the rigorous.

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Anthology of Italian Opera: BaritoneVerdi: Arias for Baritone

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