E lucevan le stelle–tenor aria from Puccini’s “Tosca”

E lucevan le stelle is the romanza of Mario Cavaradossi in act III of Tosca, the opera composed by Giacomo Puccini to an Italian libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa. It is sung by Tosca’s lover, the painter Mario Cavaradossi (tenor), while awaiting his imminent execution by firing squad.

Video sampler: Salvatore Licitra (tenor) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qgIG3jw-rw

Tr. YK Chan 陈耀国译

Cavaradossi imprisoned

E lucevan le stelle, 星光在这儿闪亮过,

ed olezzava la terra 那里又有土香的气息.

stridea l’uscio dell’orto 果园的闸门在响动,

ed un passo sfiorava la rena. 脚步轻轻的印在沙地上.

Entrava ella fragrante, 她随着芬芳的香味进,

mi cadea tra le braccia 投入我的怀抱.

O dolci baci, o languide carezze, ! 甜蜜的吻! ! 延绵的拥抱!

mentr’io fremente 我战战兢兢,

le belle forme disciogliea dai veli! 慢慢地开启她绝丽的美貌!

Svanì per sempre il sogno mio d’amore. 现在, 我梦中的爱人已永远消失了.

L’ora è fuggita, e muoio disperato! 我的时辰已到, 就是我绝望的死亡时刻.

E non ho amato mai tanto la vita! 同时, 我从来没有如此热爱过生命!

About YK 1965

Class of WYK1965 Microbiologist (Environmental Microbiology) Honorary Research Fellow Agriculture Canada, Ottawa
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