By Burton D. Fisher

ISBN-10: 0976103508

ISBN-13: 9780976103509

ISBN-10: 0976103532

ISBN-13: 9780976103530

ISBN-10: 1417540087

ISBN-13: 9781417540082

A accomplished new OPERA examine consultant AND LIBRETTO of Verdi’s A MASKED BALL (UN BALLO IN MASCHERA), that includes primary Characters within the Opera; short tale Synopsis; tale Narrative with song spotlight Examples; a newly translated LIBRETTO with Italian and English translation side-by-side, with song spotlight Examples; and Burton D. Fisher's extensive and insightful remark and research.

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Anckarström: I’ll reveal their names... Gustavo: Che importa? Io li disprezzo. Gustavus: It’s unimportant? I despise them. Opera Classics Library Series Page 40 Anckarström: Svelarli è mio dover. Anckarström: It is my duty to tell you. Gustavo: Taci: nel sangue contaminarmi allor dovrei. Non fia, nol vo’. Del popolo mio l’amor guardi, e mi protegga Iddio. Gustavus: Quiet! Don’t force me to shed their blood It shall not be. I don’t wish it. My people’s love guards me, and God protects me. Anckarström: Alla vita che t’arride di speranze e gaudio piena, d’altre mille e mille vite il destino s’incatena!

A Masked Ball Libretto - Act I Page 53 Oscar e Coro: L’oracolo mentiva. Oscar and Chorus: The prediction is false. Gustavo: Sì, perchè la man che stringo è del più fido amico mio. Gustavus: Yes, because the man who shakes my hand is my most faithful friend. Anckarström: Gustavo! Anckarström: Gustavus! Mlle. Arvidson: Il Re! Mlle. Arvidson: (recognizing the King) The King! Gustavo: Nè chi fossi il genio tuo ti rivelò, nè che voleano al bando oggi dannarti. Gustavus: (to Mme. Arvidson) Your witchcraft didn’t tell you who I was, or that you were to be banished.

Arcane stille conosco d’una magica erba, che rinovella il cor. Ma chi n’ha d’uopo spiccarla debbe di sua mano nel fitto delle notti. Funereo è il loco. Mlle. Arvidson: There’s a way to forget him. There’s a magic herb that can heal the heart. But you must pick it with your own hands in the dead of night! It is In a terrifying place! Amelia: Ov’è? Amelia: Where is it? Mlle. Arvidson: L’osate voi? Mlle. Arvidson: Do you dare? Amelia: Sì , qual esso sia. Amelia: (resolved and determined) Yes, I’ll do anything.

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