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     Donizetti: LA FILLE DU RÉGIMENT    Table of Contents     				  				   Band 4

The Mapleson Cylinders - Program Notes

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Act I: Duet excerpt : "À cet aveu si tendre, mon coeur" ... "que perdre nos amours"

Marcella Sembrich (s), Marie

Thomas Sallgnac (t), Tonio

Metropolitan Opera Orchestra--Phillippe Flon

January 30, 1903

[Glackens 15.]

Marie, "the daughter of the regiment," was found as a child on a battlefield, her parents unknown. Recently, her life was saved by the Tyrolean youth Tonio, who has agreed to become a grenadier in order to obtain the regiment's permission to marry Marie. The recording presents the last part of their love duet. (It is followed on the original cylinder by the last strain of Arditi's Parla Vals, which Sembrich habitually sang at the end of La Fille du Régiment; see Band 10 on this side.)

[original]

TONIO

À cet aveu si tendre,
non, son coeur en ce jour
ne peut pas se défendre
de croire à mon amour!
Je t'aime, Marie, Simultaneous singing begins
je t'aime pour toujours, toujours!

MARIE
De cet aveu si tendre... Simultaneous singing ends

TONIO
Plutôt perdre la vie Simultaneous singing begins
que perdre nos amours...

MARIE
non, mon coeur en ce jour... Simultaneous singing ends

TONIO
nos amours, nos amours, nos amours! Simultaneous singing begins

MARIE
Sur le coeur de Marie,
Tonio, compte toujours!

TONIO
Qui, je t'aime, Marie,
je t'aime, et pour toujours! Simultaneous singing ends

BOTH
Plutôt perdre la vie
que perdre nos amours! etc.

MARIE
Plutôt la vie...

TONIO
Plutôt la vie...

BOTH
Plutôt perdre la vie
que perdre nos amours!

MARIE
Plutôt la vie...

TONIO
Plutôt la vie...

BOTH
Plutôt perdre la vie
que perdre nos amours! etc.

[translation]

TONIO

To such a tender avowal,
no, today her heart
cannot avoid
believing in my love!
I love you, Marie. Simultaneous singing begins
I love you always, always!

MARIE
By such a tender avowal... Simultaneous singing ends

TONIO
I'd rather die Simultaneous singing begins
than to lose our love...

MARIE
no, today my heart... Simultaneous singing ends

TONIO
our love, our love, our love! Simultaneous singing begins

MARIE
On Marie's heart,
Tonio, you may always rely!

TONIO
Yes, I love you, Marie,
I love you, and forever! Simultaneous singing ends

BOTH
I'd rather die
than to lose our love!

MARIE
I'd rather die...

TONIO
I'd rather die...

BOTH
I'd rather die
than to lose our love!

MARIE
I'd rather die...

TONIO
I'd rather die...

BOTH
I'd rather die
than to lose our love! etc.


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