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     Donizetti: LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR    Table of Contents     				  				   Band 6

The Mapleson Cylinders - Program Notes

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Act I, Scene 2: Verranno a te excerpt : "[i miei sospiri ar]denti" ... "su questo pegno allor, ah! su [quel pegno allor!]"

Nellie Melba (s), Lucia

Albert SalÚza (t), Edgardo

Metropolitan Opera Orchestra--Luigi Mancinelli

March 2, 1901

[Dated snake; Glackens 93 undated.]

Lucia of Lammermoor and Edgardo of Ravenswood are children of feuding Scottish families. Before he leaves for France, Edgardo gives Lucia a ring as token of his love. (If there is any doubt about the location from which

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Mapleson made this recording, listen to the audible prompter during SalÚza's verse of the duet! Although described as "hopelessly cracked" in the Glackens inventory, rubber bands and adhesive made possible a complete tape transfer in segments, subsequently edited together.)

[original]

LUCIA

[Verranno a te sull'aure
i miei sospiri ar] denti,
udrai nel mar che mormora,
l'eco de' miei lamenti.
Pensando ch'io di gemiti
mi pasco e di dolor,
spargi un' amara lagrima
su questo pegno allor,
ah! su questo pegno allor,
ah! su questo pegno allor,
ah! su quel pegno allor!

EDGARDO
Verranno a te sull'aure, ecc.

BOTH
Ah! Verranno a me sull'aure
i tuoi sospiri ar]denti,
udr˛ nel mar che mormora,
l'eco de' miei lamenti.

LUCIA
Pensando ch'io di gemiti
mi pasco e di dolor...

EDGARDO
Spargi un' amara lagrima...

BOTH
su questo pegno allor,
ah! su questo pegno allor,
ah! [su quel pegno allor!]

[translation]

LUCIA

On the breezes to you will fly
my ardent sighs and vows;
over the murmuring sea you'll hear
the echoes of my plaints.
As you think of me, nourished
by weeping and grief,
then spare a bitter tear
for this token of our love,
ah, for this token,
ah, for this token
ah, for this token!

EDGARDO
On the breezes to you will fly, etc.

BOTH
Ah! On the breezes to me will fly
your ardent sighs and vows,
over the murmuring sea I'll hear
the echoes of my plaints.

LUCIA
As you think of me, nourished
by weeping and grief...

EDGARDO
then spare a bitter tear...

BOTH
for this token,
ah, for this token,
ah, for this token!


     Donizetti: LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR    Table of Contents     				  				   Band 6