• Conductor Luis Miguel Méndez Chaves
  • April 2022
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Lucia perdona… Verranno a te sull’aure

Libretto written in italian by Salvadore Cammarano, was first premiered on a Saturday on September 26 of 1835
Lyrics
EDGARDO Lucia, perdona se ad ora inusitata io vederti chiedea: ragion possente a ciò mi trasse. Prìa che in ciel biancheggi l'alba novella dalle patrie sponde lungi sarò. LUCIA Che dici? EDGARDO Pe' Franchi lidi amici sciolgo le vele; ivi trattar m'è dato le sorti della Scozia. LUCIA E me nel pianto abbandoni così? EDGARDO Prìa di lasciarti Ashton mi vegga...io stenderò placato a lui la destra e la tua destra, pegno fra noi di pace, chiederò. LUCIA Che ascolto! Ah, no...rimanga nel silenzio sepolto per or l'arcano affetto. EDGARDO Intendo! Di mia stirpe il reo persecutor, dei mali miei ancor pago non è! Mi tolse il padre, il mio retaggio avito. Né basta? Che brama ancor quel cor feroce e rio? La mia perdita intera? Il sangue mio? Egli m'odia... LUCIA Ah, no... EDGARDO M'aborre. LUCIA Calma, oh ciel, quell'ira estrema. EDGARDO Fiamma ardente in sen mi corre! M'odi. LUCIA Edgardo! EDGARDO M'odi e trema! Sulla tomba che rinserra il tradito genitore al tuo sangue eterna guerra io giurai nel mio furore. LUCIA Ah! EDGARDO Ma ti vidi, e in cor mi nacque altro affetto, e l'ira tacque. Pur quel voto non è infranto, io potrei, sì potrei compirlo ancor! LUCIA Deh! Ti placa. Deh, ti frena. EDGARDO Ah, Lucia! LUCIA Può tradirne un solo accento! Non ti basta la mia pena? Vuoi ch'io mora di spavento? EDGARDO Ah, no! LUCIA Ceda, ceda ogn'altro affetto, solo amor t'infiammi il petto; un più nobile, più santo, d'ogni voto è un puro amor, ah, solo amore, ecc. Cedi, cedi a me, cedi, cedi all'amor. EDGARDO Pur quel voto non è infranto, ecc. Io potrei compirlo ancor. (con subita risoluzione) Qui di sposa eterna fede, qui mi giura al cielo innante. Dio ci ascolta, Dio ci vede; tempio ed ara è un core amante; (ponendo un anello in dito a Lucia) al tuo fato unisco il mio, son tuo sposo. LUCIA (porgendo a sua volta il proprio anello ad Edgardo) E tua son io. EDGARDO e LUCIA Ah, soltanto il nostro foco spegnerà di morte il gel. LUCIA Ai miei voti amore invoco, ai miei voti invoco il ciel, ecc. EDGARDO Ai miei voti invoco il cielo, ecc. Separarci omai conviene. LUCIA Oh, parola a me funesta! Il mio cor con te ne viene. EDGARDO Il mio cor con te qui resta, ecc. LUCIA Ah, Edgardo, ah! Edgardo! EDGARDO Separarci omai convien. LUCIA Ah, talor del tuo pensiero venga un foglio messaggero, e la vita fuggitiva di speranze nutrirò. EDGARDO Io di te memoria viva sempre, o cara, serberò. LUCIA Ah! Verranno a te sull'aure i miei sospiri ardenti, udrai nel mar che mormora l'eco dei miei lamenti. Pensando ch'io di gemiti mi pasco e di dolor, spargi un'amara lagrima su questo pegno allor, ah, su questo pegno, ecc. EDGARDO Verranno a te sull'aure, ecc. EDGARDO e LUCIA Ah! Verranno a te sull'aure, ecc. EDGARDO Rammentati, ne stringe il ciel! EDGARDO e LUCIA Addio!

Gaetano Donizetti

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Domenico Gaetano Maria Donizetti (29 November 1797 – 8 April 1848) along with Gioachino Rossini and Vincenzo Bellini, was a leading composer of the bel canto opera style during the first half of the nineteenth century. Born in Bergamo in Lombardy, was taken, at an early age, under the wing of composer Simon Mayr who had enrolled him by means of a full scholarship. Mayr was also instrumental in obtaining a place for the young man at the Bologna Academy, where, at the age of 19, he wrote his first one-act opera, the comedy Il Pigmalione. Over the course of his career, Donizetti wrote almost 70 operas. An offer in 1822 from Domenico Barbaja, the impresario of the Teatro di San Carlo in Naples, which followed the composer's ninth opera, led to his move to that city and his residency there which lasted until the production of Caterina Cornaro in January 1844. In all, Naples presented 51 of Donizetti's operas. Before 1830, success came primarily with his comic operas, the serious ones failing to attract significant audiences. However, his first notable success came with an opera seria, Zoraida di Granata, which was presented in 1822 in Rome. In 1830, when Anna Bolena was premiered, Donizetti made a major impact on the Italian and international opera scene and this shifted the balance of success away from primarily comedic operas, although even after that date, his best-known works included comedies such as L'elisir d'amore (1832) and Don Pasquale (1843). Significant historical dramas did appear and became successful; they included Lucia di Lammermoor (the first to have a libretto written by Salvatore Cammarano) given in Naples in 1835, and one of the most successful Neapolitan operas, Roberto Devereux in 1837. Up to that point, all of his operas had been set to Italian libretti. Donizetti found himself increasingly chafing against the censorial limitations which existed in Italy (and especially in Naples). From about 1836, he became interested in working in Paris, where he saw much greater freedom to choose subject matter, in addition to receiving larger fees and greater prestige. From 1838 onward, with an offer from the Paris Opéra for two new works, he spent a considerable period of the following ten years in that city, and set several operas to French texts as well as overseeing staging of his Italian works. The first opera was a French version of the then-unperformed Poliuto which, in April 1840, was revised to become Les martyrs. Two new operas were also given in Paris at that time. As the 1840s progressed, Donizetti moved regularly between Naples, Rome, Paris, and Vienna continuing to compose and stage his own operas as well as those of other composers. But from around 1843, severe illness began to take hold and to limit his activities. Eventually, by early 1846 he was obliged to be confined to an institution for the mentally ill and, by late 1847, friends had him moved back to Bergamo, where he died in April 1848.
Jessica has also performed in the following operas from the same composer:

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