Giuseppe Verdi: Macbeth
O figli miei! Ah, la paterna mano
José Carreras (Macduff)
New Philharmonia Orchestra
O my childern! By that tyran you were all slain, and together with you your unhappy mother! Ah! In the clawns of that tiger did I leave mother and childern?
Alas, your father´s hand was not there to shield you, my dears ones, from those treacherous assassins who put you to death! And you called to me, a fugitive in hiding, to no avail, with your last sob, with your dying breath.
Bring me face to face with this tyrant, o Lord, and if he escapes me, then extend to him Thine arms in pardon.