Archives for posts with tag: Il trovatore

Oto kolejny odcinek cyklu.

 

Dzisiejszy boks: CORELLI

 

Synopsis nr 1 – Giacomo Puccini: Tosca

Tosca, a famous singer, is loved by both Cavaradossi, a starving painter, and Scarpia, the vicious chief of the police of Rome. When Scarpia tries to seduce Tosca, she stabs him to death, thinking she has tricked him into putting blanks in the rifles for Cavaradossi’s execution. But Scarpia has reneged on his promise, and Tosca is horrified when her lover is shot to death as she watches. In despair she leaps to her death from the prison walls.

Synopsis nr 2 – Umberto Giordano: Andrea Chénier

Andrea Chénier, a young poet, runs afoul of the French Revolution, despite his sympathies for its underlying ideals. He is condemned to the guillotine and joined in death by his lover Maddalena.

Synopsis nr 3  – Giacomo Meyerbeer: Gli Ugonoti [Les Huguenots]

Raoul, a Huguenot (French Protestant) nobleman, wins the heart of Margarita de Valois who is engaged to the Catholic Count de Nevers. This sets off a trail of intrigues leading to the St. Bartholomew’s Day Massacre (a real event of the year 1572) in which some 20,000 Huguenots were massacred in the streets of Paris.

Synopsis nr 4 – Giuseppe Verdi: Il trovatore

Leonora loves the troubadour Manrico, but the Count di Luna wants her for himself. The Count executes Manrico, but learns to his horror that the young man was actually his own brother, whom he thought killed years ago by an old gypsy. Actually, the gypsy’s daughter Azucena had rescued him and brought him up as her own son.

 

 

 

I drugie:

 

 

Einsam steh’ ich, verlassen,
Kann meine Qual nicht fassen,
Und eine Hoffnung nur
Lächelt dem Troubadour –
Winkt ihm der Liebe Lust
An treuen Liebchens Brust.

Schlägt mir dein Herz entgegen,
Schützt mich des Himmels Segen!
Ach, und das größte Glück –
Strahlt mir aus deinem Blick!
Wonne belebet nur
Den treuen Troubadour.