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La luce langue

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Giuseppe Verdi




Macbeth Synopsis


Macbeth Libretto


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Lady Macbeth





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Dolora Zajick: Verdi - Macbeth, 'La luce langue'

Singer: Dolora Zajick

Dolora Zajick (pronounced ZAH jick) (born 24 March 1952 in Salem, Oregon) is an American mezzo-soprano who specializes in the Verdian repertoire. Zajick is arguably the leading exponent in the dramatic Verdian mezzo-soprano repertoire in the world today and has been described as having "one of the greatest voices in the history of opera". After winning the Bronze Medal at the 7th International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow and being accepted in the San Francisco Opera's Merola Program, she debuted with the San Francisco Opera as Azucena in Il trovatore which launched her to international stardom. In addition to the role of Azucena, Zajick is well known for her interpretations of Amneris and Eboli (in Verdi's Aida and Don Carlo respectively). Zajick has also performed in other Verdi roles, including Ulrica in Un ballo in maschera and Lady Macbeth in Macbeth. She has also appeared as the Princess in Cilea's Adriana Lecouvreur, Marfa in Moussorgsky's Khovanshchina, Jezibaba in Dvořák's Rusalka, Joan in Tchaikovsky's The Maid of Orleans, Santuzza in Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana and Adalgisa in Bellini's Norma. In 2005, she created the role of Elvira Griffiths in Tobias Picker's An American Tragedy at the Metropolitan Opera, New York. In recent years she made her debut as Ortrud in Wagner's Lohengrin with Los Angeles Opera under the baton of James Conlon, and as The Old Countess in Tchaikovsky's The Queen of Spades also at the Metropolitan Opera in New York. In 2012, San Francisco Opera announced that in the fall of 2013, Zajick would star in the title role of Tobias Picker and J.D. McClatchy's opera Dolores Claiborne, based on Steven King's novel of the same name. Since her debut in San Francisco, she has sung with such companies as Nevada Opera in Reno, Nevada, Metropolitan Opera in New York, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Houston Grand Opera, Arena di Verona, Vienna State Opera, Opera Bastille, La Scala, and the Royal Opera, Covent Garden. She has appeared with some of the foremost conductors of her era including James Conlon, Daniele Gatti, Valery Gergiev, James Levine, Lorin Maazel, Zubin Mehta, Riccardo Muti, and Michael Tilson Thomas. Since 2006, in addition to her performing career, Zajick has been a driving force in the work of the Institute for Young Dramatic Voices. This was created to address the severe shortage of large, dramatic voices, especially for the great roles of the Verdi, Strauss and Wagner repertoire, by finding, developing, and inspiring the next generation of these unique talents so they may reach the world's great opera stages...

Lyrics & English Translation

Light is languishing, the beacon that eternally
Moves in the vast heavens is dying away!
O desired night, you providentially veil
The guilty hand which is going to strike the blow...
New crime! It is necessary!
The fatal deed must be done.
The dead do not care to reign;
Let them rest in eternal peace!
Oh voluptuous pleasure of the throne!
Oh scepter, finally you are mine!
Every mortal desire
Is silenced and assuaged by you.
He who was predicted king
Will soon fall lifeless...

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La luce langue, il faro spegnesi
Ch’eterno corre per gli ampi cieli !
Notte desiata, provvida veli
La man colpevole che ferirà.
Nuovo delitto!!... E necessario !!
Compiersi debbe l’opra fatale.
Ai trapassati regnar non cale ;
A loro un requiem, l’eternità !..
O voluttà del soglio !
O scettro, alfin sei mio !
Ogni mortal desio
Tace e s’acqueta in te.
Cadrà fra poco esanime
Chi fu predetto re.

English Libretto or Translation:

Light diminishes, the beacon dies away
Moves in the vast heavens eternally !
Desired night, providentially veil
The guilty hand which is going to strike the blow.
New crime!!... Its necessary !!
The fatal deed must be done.
The dead do not care to reign ;
For them, a requiem, eternity!
Oh voluptuousness of the throne !
Oh sceptre, finally you are mine !
Every mortal desire
Is silenced and and stilled by you.
He who was predicted king
Will soon fall lifeless.
Translation by: Marc Verzatt

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