Maria Callas, Commendatore OMRI (Greek: Μαρία Κάλλας) (December 2, 1923 -- September 16, 1977) was an American-born Greek soprano and one of the most renowned opera singers of the 20th century. She combined an impressive bel canto technique, a wide-ranging voice and great dramatic gifts. An extremely versatile singer, her repertoire ranged from classical opera seria to the bel canto operas of Donizetti, Bellini and Rossini; further, to the works of Verdi and Puccini; and, in her early career, to the music dramas of Wagner. Her remarkable musical and dramatic talents led to her being hailed as La Divina...
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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