Che Faro Senza Euridice? Janet Baker

Che farò senza Euridice?
Dove andrò senza il mio ben?
Euridice, o Dio, risponde Euridice,
Io son pure il tuo fedele.
Euridice! Ah, non m´avvanza Euridice!
più socorso, più speranza
ne dal mondo, ne dal cel.

from Act III of the Italian opera Orfeo ed Euridice by Christoph Willibald Gluck
Libretto: Ranieri Calzabigi
Role: Orfeo, son of the Muse of music, husband of Euridice
Voice Part: mezzo-soprano
Setting: The road from the underworld to the world of the living
Synopsis: Orfeo has been allowed to bring back his wife from Hades as long as he does not look upon her face until they are back on earth. However, urged by Euridice, he turns around and looks at her and she immediately dies. Grief-stricken, he wonders what he will ever do without his love.
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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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