tapping feet

to more Réne Jacobs and Ruby Hughes:

Torni alfin ridente, e bella………Le visage d l’amour se montrerait enfin
A brillar d’amor la face;…………De nouveau souriant et radieux;
E nel sen d’amica pace…………Et son cœur trouverait la paix
Dolce calma trovi il cor…………Et le doux repos dans ses bras.
Se di tanti affanni, e pianti……..Son contentement devrait être une récompense
Il contento sia mercede;……….Pour tant de souffrances et de larmes;
E coroni tanta fede…………….Sa constance devrait être couronnée
Pura gioia, eterno amor……….D’une joie pure et d’un amour éternel.

i’d also highly recommend the version by Veronica Cangemi in this cd set, very nice tempo. can tap my feet all night.

just a word about this opera: the plot is pretty silly actually 🙂 . There are so many different cd versions with various endings and more various arias cut, finally i making progress with the 3-cd VK set to Cangemi’s take, which sent me googling for more information about all these singers… So far, i only found 1 mezzo, Lucretia Lendi, in the version with Sumi Jo and Ewa Podles. She hit a pretty nice low note in the aria. All other Ruggieros are sung by sopranos, i wonder why. Though am not a huge fan of the soprano in Marilyn Horne’s version, have a listen to Manca di Nissa’s take of Isaura’s “Tu che i miseri conforti” if you own the cd set, what a beautiful voice! Of course she was also a very successful Tancredi herself.

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Edit: so, i finally done with the 3-cd set, still confused, probably would help if i read libretto… but the tragic ending ends w/ the glorious quartet? so, clearly it has to be the happy ending. but then i thought that ending is the one with the aria “Perche turbar la calma di questo cor”, except it was lined up in the trajic one! (this original assumption of mine came from that 1992 Salzburg version where Marilyn Horne wanted Tancredi to die but (s)he did not and lived happily instead while singing “Perche…”). Anyhow, now from the accompanied booklet: “Perche’ turbar la clama?,” (s)he asks (her)himself why a traitor disturbs (her)him so deeply. Although moved by Amenaide’s tears, (s)he departs with the soldiers for the battlefield. So i guess this aria just got cut in whichever version the conductor decides (Rene Jacobs’ happy version) or included as conductor pleases (Salzburg 1992 happy version).

Lastly, just now sort out, if you can understand the chorus that is, take the pill and follow the white rabbit:

Happy
Regna il terror………..Terror rules
Nella Citta:…………….In the city;
Dell’ombre fra l’orror…It will attack
S’assalira:…………….Out of the dark shaddows,
Vinta cadra…………….And she will fall vanquished.
La ricca preda allor…..Then the rich prize
Nostra sara:……………Will be ours:
S’esultera………………We will rejoice.

Sad:
Regna il terror…………Terror rules
Nella Citta;……………..In the city;
Tancredi di dolor………Tancredi must be
Dunque morra…………Dying of anguish.

There you have it, think i done with Tancredi for today…

Oh, one more confusion: those extra 2 “Cavatina” for Amenaide and Tancredi at the end of disc 3, where do they fit in??

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About thả diều
writing-challenged opera-addict

One Response to tapping feet

  1. Eyesometric says:

    With this and the previous post there’s plenty of new listening ideas – just in case I get fed up with Christmas carols this weekend 🙂

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