Attendo....addio del passato - La Traviata - G Verdi
Luci Briginshaw sings Addio del Passato from La Traviata. Piano: Eleanor Meynell. Video: Sarah Smith, GoingNorth Productions In this final act of La Traviata, Violetta, sick and alone in her apartment, realises she is about to succumb to tuberculosis without having seen her darling Alfredo one last time. Attendo attendo I've waited and waited Ne a me giungon mai. Still they haven't come to see me. O come son mutata. Look how much I've changed. Ma il dottore a sperar pure m'esorta.... But the doctor said I was to have hope....... Ah....con tal morbo ogni speranza e morta. Ah....with this disease, all hope is dead. Addio del passato, bei sogni ridenti Goodbye now to all my happy, laughing past Le rose del volto gia sono pallenti. The roses of my compexion are now faded. L'amore d'Alfredo perfino mi manca I don't even have Alfredo's love anymore Conforto, sostegno dell'anima stanca. Such comfort and sustenance to my tired soul. Ah...della traviata sorridi al desio Ah...smile on the final wish of the fallen woman A lei, deh perdona. Tu accoglila, o Dio! Forgive her. Accept her unto you, O God! Ah, tutto, tutto fini Ah, it's all over now. Or tutto, tutto fini. Now everything, everything is finished.
Als ein Gott kam jeder gegangen - Ariadne auf Naxos - R Strauss
Luci Briginshaw sings the end of Zerbinetta's monologue from Ariadne auf Naxos. Piano: Eleanor Meynell Video by Sarah Smith at GoingNorth Productions Zerbinetta is sharing with Ariadne her philosophy of love and her experience with men, of whom she just can't get enough. Als ein Gott kam jeder gegangen Every man who came along was like a god to me Und sein Schritt schon Even the way he walked in.. machte mich stumm ...took my breath away. Kuste er mir Stirn und Wangen He kissed me on my forehead and cheeks War ich von dem Gott gefangen I was totally captivated by this Lovegod Und gewandelt um und um. And transformed completely. Als ein Gott kam jeder gegangen Each guy came along like a god Jeder wandelte mich um. And each guy converted me. Kuste er mir Mund und Wangen. He kissed my mouth, my cheeks. Hingegeben, war ich stumm. In yielding to him, I was speechless. Kam der neue Gott gegangen Each time a new guy came along Hingegeben, war ich stumm. Giving myself to him, I couldn't speak.