Il Mio Tesoro: Luigi Alva

Luigi Alva sings Il Mio Tesoro from Don Giovanni by Mozart

Il mio tesoro intanto
andate a consolar,
E del bel ciglio il pianto
cercate di asciugar.
Ditele che i suoi torti
a vendicar io vado;
Che sol di stragi e morti
nunzio vogl’io tornar.

Meantime go and console my dearest one,and seek to dry the tears from her lovely eyes. Tell her that I have gone to avenge her wrongs,and will return only as the messenger of punishment and death.

from Act II, Scene II of the Italian opera Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Libretto: Lorenzo da Ponte
Role: Don Ottavio, Donna Anna’s fiance
Voice Part: tenor       Fach: tenor leggiero
Setting: A cemetery

Synopsis: Sure that Don Giovanni was the person who killed his fiancée’s father, Don Ottavio swears that he will make sure Donna Anna gets her revenge on Don Giovanni.

I prefer Alva in this to any of his competitors, but feel free to disagree! Here is Placido Domingo:

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About layanglicana

Author of books on Calcutta, Delhi and Dar es Salaam, I am now blogging as a lay person about the Church of England and the Anglican Communion. I am also blogging about the effects of World War One on the village of St Mary Bourne, Hampshire.
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5 Responses to Il Mio Tesoro: Luigi Alva

  1. susan s. says:

    Yes, he sounds a real Mozart tenor. Body, but not that overbearing big tenor sound. And I love Domingo, but he sounds more like the Baritone he was in the beginning. . .

  2. Penelope Cowell Doe says:

    love John Mark Ainsley but can’t find him singing this on Youtube

  3. layanglicana says:

    No, nor could I :>)

    • susan s. says:

      Oh, yes, John Mark Ainsley!!! Can I share this scene from Semele which includes the sexiest JMA of all? Yes I am a slightly dirty old woman! I don’t know if it will show up here, but please don’t miss out on it!

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