By Burton D. Fisher
A entire advisor to Puccini's MANON LESCAUT, that includes insightful and intensive remark and research, a whole, newly translated Libretto with Italian/English side-by part, and over 35 track spotlight examples.
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Adoratelo e ubbidite. Or mi dite, questa uscita ha l’osteria solamente? Geronte: (giving him a purse) Good! Adore it and obey me. Now tell me. Is this the only way out of the inn? L’Oste: Ve n’ha un’altra. Innkeeper: There’s another way. Manon Lescaut Libretto - Act I Geronte: Indicatemi la via. Page 49 Geronte: Show it to me. Geronte and the innkeeper leave. Edmondo: Vecchietto amabile, inciprïato Pluton sei tu! La tua Proserpina di resisterti forse avrà virtù? Edmondo: (after overhearing Geronte) You poor old codger.
Manon: Give in, I am yours! Des Grieux: Son vinto; io t’amo! Più non posso lottar! Des Grieux: I am conquered: I love you! I can no longer resist! Manon: Ah vien! Manon te solo brama! Vieni, colle tue braccia stringi Manon che t’ama! Manon: Come! Manon yearns only for you! Come, embrace Manon in your arms; Manon who loves you! Des Grieux: Nell’occhio tuo profondo io leggo il mio destin; tutti i tesor del mondo ha il tuo labbro divin! Des Grieux: In your profound eyes I read my destiny; all the treasures of the world are in your divine lips!
Dillo a me! Is it you, blonde star? Tell me! Reveal my destiny, and that divine impassioned face that I will love and adore eternally. Is it you, dark haired beauty? Tell me! Studenti: Ma bravo! Students: That’s splendid! Edmondo: Guardate, compagni, di lui più nessuno si lagni. Edmondo: Look, friends, no one can complain about him any more. Tutti: Festeggiam la serata, com’è nostro costume. Suoni musica grata nei brindisi il bicchier, e noi rapisca il fascino ardente del piacer! Danze, brindisi, follie, il corteo di voluttà or s’avanza per le vie e la notte regnerà.