Music can lift us up from the darkest places of our Souls

When I first saw the opera Tosca by Giacomo Puccini I cried my eyes out

This arrangement and recording of ‘Vissi d’arte’ on the violin is very special and personal to me

I hope my playing gives you the love and healing it has given me.

[Video] Vissi d’Arte from Tosca by Puccini on the Violin

by | Oct 3, 2018 | 4 comments

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Libretto

“Vissi d’arte” is an aria from the second act of the opera Tosca by Giacomo Puccini. It is sung by Floria Tosca as she thinks of her fate, how the life of her beloved, Mario Cavaradossi, is at the mercy of Baron Scarpia and why God has seemingly abandoned her.

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Libretto

“Vissi d’arte” is an aria from the second act of the opera Tosca by Giacomo Puccini. It is sung by Floria Tosca as she thinks of her fate, how the life of her beloved, Mario Cavaradossi, is at the mercy of Baron Scarpia and why God has seemingly abandoned her.

I lived for art, I lived for love,
I never harmed a living soul!
With a discreet hand
I relieved all misfortunes I encountered.

Always with sincere faith
my prayer
rose to the holy tabernacles.
Always with sincere faith
I decorated the altars with flowers.

In this hour of grief,
why, why, Lord,
why do you reward me thus?

I donated jewels to the Madonna’s mantle,
and offered songs to the stars and to heaven,
which thus did shine with more beauty.
In this hour of grief,
why, why, Lord,
ah, why do you reward me thus?

My warm recommendation for a recording of Puccini’s Tosca:

4 Comments

  1. Irene

    Dank je. Mooi….

    Reply
  2. Ellie

    Dank je wel. Het is echt een kadoo. Ik ga het samen met jouw video ook spelen. Het is heel inspirerend. Heel blij mee. Super dat je de partituur voor viool mee stuurt.

    Reply

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