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A Masked Ball (Opera Classics Library) by Burton D. Fisher

By Burton D. Fisher

A entire new OPERA examine advisor AND LIBRETTO of Verdi’s A MASKED BALL (UN BALLO IN MASCHERA), that includes valuable Characters within the Opera; short tale Synopsis; tale Narrative with tune spotlight Examples; a newly translated LIBRETTO with Italian and English translation side-by-side, with track spotlight Examples; and Burton D. Fisher's extensive and insightful remark and research.

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He holds the torch of fate in his left hand. A Masked Ball Libretto - Act I Page 45 M’arrise al mio scongiuro, rifolgorar la fa. Nulla, più nulla ascondersi al guardo mio potrà! He has answered my call. I can see the future. Now, nothing can be hidden from my gaze! Tutti: Evviva la maga! All: Long live the sorceress! Mlle. Arvidson: Silenzio, silenzio! Mlle. Arvidson: Silence! Christian, a sailor, breaks through the crowd. Christian: Su, fatemi largo, saper vo’ il mio fato. Son servo del Re: son suo marinaro: la morte per esso più volte ho sfidato; tre lustri son corsi del vivere amaro, tre lustri che nulla s’è fatto per me.

Anckarström enters. He recognizes Gustavus, rushes toward him, and clasps his hand. Eccolo. Here he is. Tutti È desso! All: It is he! ) A Masked Ball Libretto - Act I Page 53 Oscar e Coro: L’oracolo mentiva. Oscar and Chorus: The prediction is false. Gustavo: Sì, perchè la man che stringo è del più fido amico mio. Gustavus: Yes, because the man who shakes my hand is my most faithful friend. Anckarström: Gustavo! Anckarström: Gustavus! Mlle. Arvidson: Il Re! Mlle. Arvidson: (recognizing the King) The King!

Oscar: Io! Oscar: I! Gustavo: L’onore a me cedi. Gustavus: (offering his palm to Arvidson) Give me that honor. Oscar: E lo sia! Oscar: Let it be! Mlle. Arvidson: È la destra d’un grande, vissuto sotto gli astri di Marte. Mlle. Arvidson: (studying Gustavus’s palm) This is the hand of a nobleman, and a ruler. ) Gustavo: Tacete. Gustavus: Keep quiet. A Masked Ball Libretto - Act I Page 51 Mlle. Arvidson: Infelice, va, mi lascia, non chieder di più! Mlle. Arvidson: (breaking away from him) Bad luck!

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