Complete Series: 3867
Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
The University Musical Society
The University of Michigan
Tenor EUGENE KOHN, Pianist
Wednesday Evening, February 27, 1974, at 8:30 Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Alma del core..............Caldara
Soul of ray heart, spirit of my soul, I shall always love you faithfully.
For three long days my Nina has lain in bed. Fifes, harpsichords, cymbals--please awaken my little Nina that she may sleep no more.
Danza, danza, fanciulla gentile..........Durante
Dance, sweet maiden, to my singing. Turn lightly to the sound of the oceans' wave and the c.ircssing breezes. Dance, dance to my song.
Dolente immagine di fille mia
My beloved Fillide, I weep bitterly on your tomb. Did you fear I could ever be unfaithful No, Fillide, rest in peace; my love for you is unextinguishable forever.
Malinconia, ninfa gentile
My life is pledged to sweet melancholy; God has granted me beautiful hills and mountains, but 1 shall never be able to walk over them.
Vanne, O rosa fortunata
Go, you lucky rose, to rest on the maiden's bosom. Oh, how I wish I could transform myself into you.
Bella nice, che d'amore
If you place on my tomb one tear and a flower, my death might be less sorrowful.
Ma rendi pur contento
Grant that my lover's heart be happy, even if mine is not. I fear her sorrows more than my own, because I live for her more than for myself.
London and Angel Records Eighth Concert Ninetyfifth Annual Choral Union Series Complete Programs 3867
Aria and Cabaletta from II Trovatore.........Verdi
Ah, si ben mio
Ah, yes, my love, in being yours, in knowing that you are mine, my soul will now be braver, ray arm stronger. But if on my page of fate it be written that I must die on the enemy's sword, with my last breath my thoughts will be of you; for me, death will only mean that I await you in heaven.
Di quella pira
The horrid flames of that pyre consume my whole being! Sinners, put out the fire, or I shall quench it with your blood! I was a son before I was your lover, not even your suffering can hold me back! Wretched mother, I come to save you, or at least to die with you!
Ave Maria, Thou highly favored, God is Blessed Maria! Pray, oh, pray for us,
with Thee, for us wretched sinners,
Blessed art Thou above all women Now and when the hour of our death
Blessed be thine offspring, o'crtakes us.
Blessed be thy son, the son of God, the Lord most high !
Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world, have mercy on us. Lamb of God, who takest away the sins of the world, grant us peace.
Hear my weeping and my wailing! Worthless are my prayers and sighing
Is repentance unavailing Yet, good Lord, in grace complying,
God of mercy never failing! Spare me torment, fire undying.
Thou who Mary's sin forgavest, With Thy sheep, Lord, deign to place me,
Who to hear the thief vouchsafedst, Xor among the goats abase me,
Unto me bright hope Thou gavest. But to Thy right hand upraise me.
Fly, serenade, to my beloved. The waves dream on the beach, and the wind in the branches. She is lonely and halfasleep dreaming of me.
Non t'amo piu
My love for you is over. I would have done anything for you, but now I shall look for some?one else.
With a dream in my heart, I sing all night to the ocean. But having looked in her face I suffer from love am! desire, like you, O summer moon. Tears arc in my eyes, hope in my heart, and I shine like you, O summer moon.
What makes you an enchantress Your fatal glance assails me with fever, your magical speech makes me want to die.
The moon is rising--the perfect hour for us to dance and celebrate!
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