Australian tenor DONALD SMITH sings the Act 2 Cabaletta A SLAVE TO LOVE AM I 'Possente Amore Mi Chiama' from RIGOLETTO by Giuseppe Fortunino Francesco Verdi. This recording is taken from a piano stage dress rehearsal of Rigoletto with the Sadlers Wells Opera Company London in 1969.
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DUCA (Ah, tutto il ciel non mi rapì!) alzandosi con gioia (Possente amor mi chiama, Volar io deggio a lei: Il serto mio darei Per consolar quel cor. Ah! sappia alfin chi l'ama Conosca alfin chi sono, Apprenda ch'anco in trono Ha degli schiavi Amor.)
English Libretto or Translation:
DUKE (Ah, heaven has not stolen everything from me!) joyfully, rising (Mighty love calls me, and I to her must fly: I would give my crown to console her heart. Ah, she shall know at last who loves her and learn who I really am: she shall learn that Love counts among his slaves even those on thrones.)