Unformatted text preview: th and 11 th measures allows the listener and singer to understand the mood with the slow descending scale ending in this quasi-dramatic chord letting the listener feel presence of the Countess. The grace notes in this piece have a lot of meaning in order to convey the feeling; it has the feeling of a sigh and almost resignation. Overall, it doesn’t matter if you don’t understand the language that it is being sung in, the music will have an impact if done well. Word for Word Translation: You offer love, some refreshment To my sorrow, to my sigh! Or you give me back my treasury. Or it leaves me to my death. English Poetic Translation: O love, give me some remedy For my sorrow, for my sighs! Either give me back my darling. Or at least let me die. Italian Libretto: Porgi amor, qualche ristoro Al mio duolo, a’miei sospir! O mi rendi il mio tesoro. O mi lascia al men morir....
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- Spring '08
- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Don Giovanni, Lorenzo Da Ponte, The Marriage of Figaro, nozze di Figaro