Madama Butterfly (Opera Journeys Libretto Series) by Burton Fisher

By Burton Fisher

Entire LIBRETTO of Puccini's MADAMA BUTTERFLY, that includes a brand new TRANSLATION, and tune spotlight examples.

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My love has triumphed! My love, my faith has triumphed completely. He’s returned, and he loves me! Scuoti quella fronda di ciliegio e m’innonda di fior. Io vo’ tuffar nella pioggia odorosa l’arsa fronte. Shake that cherry tree till every snowwhite flower flutters down. I want him to be showered and smothered with sweet aromas Suzuki Signora, quetatevi, quel pianto. Suzuki My lady, be calm, this weeping. Butterfly No: rido, rido! Quanto lo dovremo aspettar? Che pensi? Un’ora? Butterfly No. I am laughing, laughing!

Amore, addio, addio! Piccolo amor! Va Gioca, gioca. My son, sent to me from Paradise, look well at your mother’s features, that it’s memory may remain, Look well! Beloved, goodbye, goodbye, dearest love! Go, play, play! OPERA JOURNEYS LIBRETTO SERIES Page 60 Butterfly gives the child an American flag and a doll. Then she bandages his eyes. With her eyes still fixed upon the boy, she goes behind the screen. The dagger is heard falling to the ground. Butterfly emerges from behind the screen, groping for the child while she smiles feebly.

Sharpless (touched) Didn’t I tell you? Pinkerton Che pena! Pinkerton What torment! OPERA JOURNEYS LIBRETTO SERIES Page 52 Suzuki Chi c’è là fuori nel giardino? Una donna! Suzuki Who’s that outside in the garden? A lady! Pinkerton Zitta! Pinkerton Hush! Suzuki Chi è? Chi è? Suzuki (becoming more agitated) Who’s that? Who’s that? Sharpless Meglio dirle ogni cosa. Sharpless (to Pinkerton) It’s better to tell her everything. Suzuki Chi è? Chi è? Suzuki Who’s that? Who’s that? Pinkerton È venuta con me.

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