Lascia ch’io pianga “Let me cry” by Giacomo Rossi

<让我哭泣>

Soprano aria from Rinaldo (HWV 7), an Italian opera by George Frideric Handel.The Italian libretto was written by Giacomo Rossi, based on episodes of Torquato Tasso‘s Gerusalemme liberata (“Jerusalem Delivered”). It is a heroic story of battle and love set in the time of the First Crusade (1096–1099).—fr. “Wikipedia”

Aria setup: Almirena (soprano), who is in love with the knight Rinaldo, has been abducted by the sorceress Armida and imprisoned. In a beautiful garden in Armida’s enchanted palace, Almirena laments her captivity (Act II).

Renditions by:

Marilyn Horne (mezzo) – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxOZHQEux5c,

Suzie LeBlanc (soprano) – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jiq0meAPOgs&feature=related, and

Philippe Jaroussky (countertenor) – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRHJXDxQJL4&NR=1&feature=fvwp

 

Tr. YK Chan 陈耀国译

Lascia ch’io pianga
mia cruda sorte,
e che sospiri la libertà.
Il duolo infranga queste ritorte
de’ miei martiri sol per pietà.

让我哭泣吧,
我的恶运,
也让我叹望自由.
看怜悯份上, 愿悲伤弄断这些
给我受苦的锁链.

About YK 1965

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