Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Maria Callas – Otello: Ave Maria

Irreplaceable classical music soprano Maria Callas sings Ave Maria from Otello.

Maria Callas - Otello: Ave Maria video


opera by Verdi, (1887). I bet Lord D's ancestors were present ...
Ave Maria is sung by Desdemona, Otello's wife, in act 4. Maria Callas

lyrics

Ave Maria, Desdemona's aria from Otello

Ave Maria, piena di grazia, eletta
Fra le spose e le vergini sei tu,
Sia benedetto il frutto, o benedetta,
Di tue materne viscere, Gesù.
Prega per chi adorando a te si prostra,
Prega nel peccator, per l'innocente,
E pel debole oppresso e pel possente,
Misero anch'esso, tua pietà dimostra.
Prega per chi sotto l'oltraggio piega
La fronte e sotto la malvagia sorte;
Per noi, per noi tu prega, prega
Sempre e nell'ora della morte nostra,
Prega per noi, prega per noi, prega.
Ave Maria . . .
Nell'ora della morte.
Ave!. . .Amen!

Maria Callas smiling

Lyrics in translation

Ave Maria, Desdemona's aria from Otello

Ave Maria, piena di grazia, eletta
Fra le spose e le vergini sei tu,
Sia benedetto il frutto, o benedetta,
Di tue materne viscere, Gesù.
Prega per chi adorando a te si prostra,
Prega nel peccator, per l'innocente,
E pel debole oppresso e pel possente,
Misero anch'esso, tua pietà dimostra.
Prega per chi sotto l'oltraggio piega
La fronte e sotto la malvagia sorte;
Per noi, per noi tu prega, prega
Sempre e nell'ora della morte nostra,
Prega per noi, prega per noi, prega.
Ave Maria . . .
Nell'ora della morte.
Ave!. . .Amen!

2 comments :

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    “Madama Butterfly” tells the story of Cio Cio-San, who abandons her religion and converts to Christianity to win the heart of an American soldier.

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    “She’s a human being and any one of the people in the story could have prevented it and stepped in.

    They are all sort of complicit in what happened, and we need to explore that tragedy without making it somehow ‘this is her story and it’s inevitable,’” Lopez said.

    “We’re going to make it immediate; any minute, something else could have happened and question why does this turn out to be the inevitable ending.”

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  2. In times of darkness, music is a light that speaks every language. Listen with your heart

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