SAINT-SAENS : ‘MON COEUR S’OUVRE A TA VOIX’ / CALLAS

Η άρια ‘Mon coeur s’ouvre a ta voix’ [η Δαλιδά προσπαθεί να αποπλανήσει τον Σαμψών για να της αποκαλύψει το μυστικό της δύναμής του]. Από την όπερα του Saint-Saëns Samson et Dalila. Την ακούμε από τη Maria Callas, γεννημένη αυτό το μήνα πριν από 100 ακριβώς χρόνια.
The aria
‘Mon coeur s’ouvre a ta voix’ [Delilah tries to seduce Samson to reveal to her the secret of his power]. From Saint-Saëns’s opera ‘Samson et Dalila‘. We hear it from Maria Callas, born this month, exactly 100 years ago.

My heart opens to your voice
Like the flowers open
To the kisses of the dawn!
But, oh my beloved,
To better dry my tears,
Let your voice speak again!
Tell me that you are returning
To Delilah forever!
Repeat to my tenderness
The promises of old times,
Those promises that I loved!
Ah! respond to my tenderness!
Fill me with ecstasy!
 Like one sees the blades
Of wheat that wave
In the light wind,
So trembles my heart,
Ready to be consoled,
By your voice that is so dear to me!
The arrow is less rapid
In bringing death,
Than is your lover
To fly into your arms!
Ah! respond to my tenderness!
Fill me with ecstasy!

[Ferdinand Lemaire]

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  1. Resa December 14, 2023 at 4:11 am

    Sublime!

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