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     Mascagni: CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA    Table of Contents     				  				   Band 2

The Mapleson Cylinders - Program Notes

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Santuzza-Turiddu duet excerpt: "[Batti]mi, insultami, t'amo e perdono"..."Oh! Turiddu, passato Alfio?"

Emma Calv (s), Santuzza

Carrie Bridewell (ms), Lola

Emilio De Marchi (t), Turiddu

Metropolitan Opera Orchestra--Phillippe Flon

February 22 (matinee), 1902

[Glackens 43.]

Santuzza, pregnant by Turiddu, has been excommunicated. In the plaza before the church, while the villagers are at Sunday mass, she confronts Turiddu with the evidence that he has been betraying her with Lola, wife of the muleteer Alfio. Lola herself then approaches, singing a popular song.

[original]

SANTUZZA

[Batti]mi, insultami, t'amo e perdono.
ma troppo forte l'angoscia mia,
ma troppo forte l'angoscia mia,
l'angoscia mia.

TURIDDU
Bada, Santuzza, schiavo non sono
di questa vana tua gelosia.

SANTUZZA
Battimi, insultami, t'amo e perdono,
ma troppo forte l'angoscia mia, Simultaneous singing begins
ma troppo forte l'angoscia mia,
ma troppo forte l'angoscia mia.

TURIDDU
Bada, Santuzza, schiavo non sono
di questa vana tua gelosia. Simultaneous singing ends

LOLA ( offstage )
Fior di giaggiolo,
gli angeli belli
stanno a mille in cielo,
ma belli come lui
ce n' uno solo.
Fior di giaggiolo, ecc.
Ah! Ah! Ah! Ah! Ah!
Fior di giaggiolo... ( enters, and stops suddenly )
O! Turiddu, passato Alfio?

[translation]

SANTUZZA

Beat me, insult me--I love you and forgive you,
but my suffering is too great,
my suffering.

TURIDDU
Take care, Santuzza! I'll not be a slave
to your pointless jealousy.

SANTUZZA
Beat me, insult me--I love you and forgive you,
but my suffering is too great, Simultaneous singing begins
but my suffering is too great,
but my suffering is too great.

TURIDDU
Take care, Santuzza! I'll not be a slave
to your pointless jealousy. Simultaneous singing ends

[Begin Page 43]

LOLA ( offstage )
Oh gladiolus flower,
there are a thousand
beautiful angels in heaven,
but only one
is as beautiful as you.
Oh gladiolus flower, etc.
Ah! Ah! Ah! Ah! Ah!
Oh gladiolus flower... ( enters, and stops suddenly )
Oh! Turiddu, has Alfio come by?


     Mascagni: CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA    Table of Contents     				  				   Band 2