Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Luciano Pavarotti: Che farò senza Euridice - No. 43

Luciano Pavarotti Recital: Che farò senza Euridice from Act III of the Italian opera Orfeo ed Euridice by Christoph Willibald Gluck.

Libretto: Ranieri Calzabigi
Role: Orfeo, son of the Muse of music, husband of Euridice
Voice Part: mezzo-soprano Fach: lyric mezzo
Setting: The road from the underworld to the world of the living

Synopsis: Orfeo has been allowed to bring back his wife from Hades as long as he does not look upon her face until they are back on earth. However, urged by Euridice, he turns around and looks at her and she immediately dies. Grief-stricken, he wonders what he will ever do without his love.

Che farò senza Euridice:
Che farò senza Euridice 
Dove andrò senza il mio ben. 
Euridice, o Dio, risponde Euridice, 
Io son pure il tuo fedele. 
Euridice! Ah, non m´avvanza Euridice! 
più socorso, più speranza 
ne dal mondo, ne dal cel. 

Orfeo's aria from Orfeo ed Euridice:
What will I do without Euridice
Where will I go without my wonderul one.
oh God, answer
I am entirely your loyal one. 
Ah, it doesn´t give me
any help, any hope
neither this world, neither heaven.