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from Prologue of the English opera Blake by Leslie Adams
Libretto: Daniel Mayers

Role: Blake, 30 year-old slave on a southern plantation, husband of Miranda
Voice Part: tenor
Setting: a plantation in the Deep South, the United States, early 1860s
Synopsis: Blake muses on his past, considers his present plight and future destiny.
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from Act IV of the English opera Blake by Leslie Adams
Libretto: Daniel Mayers

Role: Blake, 30 year-old slave on a southern plantation, husband of Miranda
Voice Part: tenor
Setting: the Great Dismal Swamp, southern Virginia, 1861
Synopsis: Blake responds to his supporters after being initiated into a brotherhood fellowship in this arioso.
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from Act I, Scene 3 of the English opera Blake by Leslie Adams
Libretto: Daniel Mayers

Role: Isabella Ballard, house guest on the Stevens plantation, sister of Judge Ballard
Voice Part: mezzo-soprano
Setting: a plantation in the Deep South, the United States, early 1860s
Synopsis: Isabella sings a sharp, dramatic deunciation of Miranda for being too bold and proud, vowing, "...the ashes of your soul will warm my heart!"
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from Act III, Scene 2 of the English opera Blake by Leslie Adams
Libretto: Daniel Mayers

Role: Miranda, slave on a southern plantation, wife of Blake
Voice Part: soprano
Setting: the Ballard home, Charleston, South Carolina, early 1860s
Synopsis: Miranda comments on her adverse relationship with her mistress, Isabella, vowing to flee than go with on a trip with her mistress; then, imagining her baby Little Joe as she once held him in her arms, sings a tender lullaby.
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from Act I, Scene 3 of the English opera Blake by Leslie Adams
Libretto: Daniel Mayers

Role: Miranda, slave on a southern plantation, wife of Blake
Voice Part: soprano
Setting: a plantation in the Deep South, the United States, early 1860s
Synopsis: After her master decides to give her to Isabella Ballard which will separate her from her husband Blake, Miranda prays for deliverance from bondage.
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Ah! non credea mirarti - Part of No. 14
from Act II, Scene 2 of the Italian opera La Sonnambula by Vincenzo Bellini
Libretto: Felice Romani

Role: Amina, an orphan who has been adopted by Teresa, engaged to Elvino
Voice Part: soprano       Fach: lyric coloratura
Setting: Near the mill in a Swiss village, early 19th century
Synopsis: While sleepwalking, Amina prays for Elvino and then sings her sorrow. She remembers the engagement ring that he took from her when he believed she was unfaithful to him.
Range: Tessitura:
E4 - A5A4 - G5
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Sheet Music/Scores:
The Ultimate Soprano Aria Album (Version 2.0). Published by CD Sheet Music. Available at Amazon.com and Sheetmusicplus.com.
Prima Donna's Album. Published by G. Schirmer. Available at Amazon.com and Sheetmusicplus.com.
Anthology of Italian Opera - Soprano. Published by Ricordi. Available at Amazon.com and Sheetmusicplus.com.
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from Act II, Scene 2 of the Italian opera La Sonnambula by Vincenzo Bellini
Libretto: Felice Romani

Role: Amina, an orphan who has been adopted by Teresa, engaged to Elvino
Voice Part: soprano       Fach: lyric coloratura
Setting: Near the mill in a Swiss village, early 19th century
Synopsis: After awaking from a sleepwalking episode to find that her love Elvino has decided that she was not unfaithful to him after all, Amina sings of her dissipating sorrow, blown away by Elvino's love.
Range: Tessitura:
F4 - D#/Eb6A#/Bb4 - G5
Translations/Aria Texts:
Libretto entered by Giovanni Christen (added 1998-02-11)
Sounds:
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Sheet Music/Scores:
The Ultimate Soprano Aria Album (Version 2.0). Published by CD Sheet Music. Available at Amazon.com and Sheetmusicplus.com.
Prima Donna's Album. Published by G. Schirmer. Available at Amazon.com and Sheetmusicplus.com.
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Care compagne…Come per me serena - No. 4, Recitative and Cavatina
from Act I of the Italian opera La Sonnambula by Vincenzo Bellini
Libretto: Felice Romani

Role: Amina, an orphan who has been adopted by Teresa, engaged to Elvino
Voice Part: soprano       Fach: lyric coloratura
Setting: The village green of a village in Switzerland, early 19th century
Synopsis: Amina thanks all the attendees to her wedding to Elvino, saying that they have made her life happy. She then thanks her mother for watching over her. She goes on, saying that this day is beautiful like the flowers and that all nature rejoices for her love.
Range: Tessitura:
D4 - C6G4 - G#/Ab5
Translations/Aria Texts:
Libretto entered by Giovanni Christen (added 1998-02-11)
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Sheet Music/Scores:
The Ultimate Soprano Aria Album (Version 2.0). Published by CD Sheet Music. Available at Amazon.com and Sheetmusicplus.com.
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Sovra il sen la man mi posa - No. 4, Cabaletta to "Care compagne…Come per me serena"
from Act I of the Italian opera La Sonnambula by Vincenzo Bellini
Libretto: Felice Romani

Role: Amina, an orphan who has been adopted by Teresa, engaged to Elvino
Voice Part: soprano       Fach: lyric coloratura
Setting: The village green of a village in Switzerland, early 19th century
Synopsis: On her wedding day, Amina sings that she is so filled with joy that she cannot find the words to tell how happy she is.
Range: Tessitura:
D#/Eb4 - C#/Db6G#/Ab4 - G#/Ab5
Translations/Aria Texts:
Libretto entered by Giovanni Christen (added 1998-02-11)
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Tu non sai conquei begli occhi - No. 6, Cabaletta to "Vi ravviso, o luoghi ameni"
from Act I of the Italian opera La Sonnambula by Vincenzo Bellini
Libretto: Felice Romani

Role: Count Rodolfo, Lord of the village
Voice Part: bass       Fach: lyric bass
Setting: The village green of a village in Switzerland, early 19th century
Synopsis: Count Rodolfo has come in disguise to stay a night at Lisa's inn. He sees Amina and tells her of her beauty and how she reminds him of his youth.
Range: Tessitura:
C3 - D#/Eb4D#/Eb3 - C#/Db4
Translations/Aria Texts:
Libretto entered by Giovanni Christen (added 1998-02-11)
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Vi ravviso, o luoghi ameni - No. 6, Cavatina
from Act I of the Italian opera La Sonnambula by Vincenzo Bellini
Libretto: Felice Romani

Role: Count Rodolfo, Lord of the village
Voice Part: bass       Fach: lyric bass
Setting: The village green of a village in Switzerland, early 19th century
Synopsis: Count Rodolfo has arrived at Lisa's inn in disguise to stay a night. He speaks to himself of the days of his youth when all was tranquil and serene. He regrets that he will never be able to experience those days again.
Range: Tessitura:
G2 - C#/Db4D#/Eb3 - C#/Db4
Translations/Aria Texts:
Libretto entered by Giovanni Christen (added 1998-02-11)
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from Act II, Scene 1 of the Italian opera La Sonnambula by Vincenzo Bellini
Libretto: Felice Romani

Role: Elvino, a wealthy peasant, engaged to Amina
Voice Part: tenor       Fach: tenor leggiero
Setting: A shady valley between the village and the castle, Switzerland, early 19th century
Synopsis: Elvino is angry with Amina because he caught her in Rodolfo's bedroom asleep. Even though Rodolfo was not in the room and even though Amina arrived to the room via sleepwalking, Elvino believes that she was there to sleep with another man. He takes back the ring he gave her in anger. Elvino knows that Amina loves him, but he can't figure out why she was in another room though. He sings of these mixed feelings.
Range: Tessitura:
F3 - A#/Bb4F3 - G4
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Libretto entered by Giovanni Christen (added 1998-02-11)
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from Act II, Scene 2 of the Italian opera La Sonnambula by Vincenzo Bellini
Libretto: Felice Romani

Role: Lisa, an inn-keeper who is in love with Elvino
Voice Part: soprano       Fach: lyric coloratura
Setting: Near the mill in a Swiss village, early 19th century
Synopsis: Lisa has convinced Elvino to marry her instead of his love, Amina, who he thinks is unfaithful to him. The villagers greet her and give her their best wishes. She sings her thanks to them, saying that the love she received from them will never leave her.
Range: Tessitura:
F4 - C6A4 - A5
Translations/Aria Texts:
Libretto entered by Giovanni Christen (added 1998-02-11)
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from Act I of the Italian opera La Sonnambula by Vincenzo Bellini
Libretto: Felice Romani

Role: Lisa, an inn-keeper who is in love with Elvino
Voice Part: soprano       Fach: lyric coloratura
Setting: The village green of a village in Switzerland, early 19th century
Synopsis: Lisa says that, while everyone around her is joyous for the marriage of Elvino and Amina, she is unhappy and jealous because she is in love with Elvino.
Range: Tessitura:
D#/Eb4 - C6G#/Ab4 - G#/Ab5
Translations/Aria Texts:
Libretto entered by Giovanni Christen (added 1998-02-11)
Sounds:
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Sheet Music/Scores:
The Ultimate Soprano Aria Album (Version 2.0). Published by CD Sheet Music. Available at Amazon.com and Sheetmusicplus.com.
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from Part II, scene 3 of the French opera La Damnation de Faust by Hector Berlioz
Libretto: Gérard de Nerval

Role: Brander, a student
Voice Part: bass
Setting: Auerbach's cellar, Leipzig
Synopsis: Urged on by his fellow students, Brander sings a song about a rat and its impending death.
Range: Tessitura:
G2 - D4A2 - C4
Translations/Aria Texts:
Libretto entered by Stefan Pilczek (added 1998-02-28)
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from Part III of the French opera La Damnation de Faust by Hector Berlioz
Libretto: Gérard de Nerval

Role: Faust, an old man turned young by Méphistophélès
Voice Part: tenor
Setting: Marguerite's room
Synopsis: Faust finds himself in Marguerite's room and revels at the joy of being in something so close to her.
Range: Tessitura:
E3 - G#/Ab4G3 - F4
Translations/Aria Texts:
Libretto entered by Stefan Pilczek (added 1998-02-28)
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from Part IV, scene 2 of the French opera La Damnation de Faust by Hector Berlioz
Libretto: Gérard de Nerval

Role: Faust, an old man turned young by Méphistophélès
Voice Part: tenor
Setting: A mountain gorge
Synopsis: Faust invokes Nature and all its power.
Range: Tessitura:
F#/Gb3 - G#/Ab4G#/Ab3 - F#/Gb4
Translations/Aria Texts:
Libretto entered by Stefan Pilczek (added 1998-02-28)
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from Part III of the French opera La Damnation de Faust by Hector Berlioz
Libretto: Gérard de Nerval

Role: Marguerite, a young woman
Voice Part: soprano
Setting: Marguerite's room
Synopsis: As Marguerite gets ready to go to sleep, she sings a song about the King of Thule and his life.
Range: Tessitura:
C4 - F5D4 - D5
Translations/Aria Texts:
Libretto entered by Stefan Pilczek (added 1998-02-28)
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from Part IV, scene 1 of the French opera La Damnation de Faust by Hector Berlioz
Libretto: Gérard de Nerval

Role: Marguerite, a young woman
Voice Part: soprano
Setting: Marguerite's room
Synopsis: Marguerite is alone and sure that Faust has left her. As she sits at her window, she sorrowfully wonders if he will ever return to her.
Range: Tessitura:
C4 - G#/Ab5G4 - G5
Translations/Aria Texts:
Libretto entered by Stefan Pilczek (added 1999-12-07)
Translation into Italian by Ugo Berardi (added 2000-02-13). Notes: singable Italian translation
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Devant la maison - Serenade
from Part III of the French opera La Damnation de Faust by Hector Berlioz
Libretto: Gérard de Nerval

Role: Méphistophélès, the devil
Voice Part: bass       Fach: lyric bass
Setting: Marguerite's room
Synopsis: Méphistophélès serenades Marguerite and Faust mockingly about the deceit of man.
Range: Tessitura:
B2 - D#/Eb4D#/Eb3 - D#/Eb4
Translations/Aria Texts:
Libretto entered by Stefan Pilczek (added 1998-02-28)
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from Part II, scene 3 of the French opera La Damnation de Faust by Hector Berlioz
Libretto: Gérard de Nerval

Role: Méphistophélès, the devil
Voice Part: bass       Fach: lyric bass
Setting: Auerbach's cellar, Leipzig
Synopsis: After Brander sings his "Song of the Rat", Méphistophélès appears and sings a parody on the song about a king and the flea that lived on him.
Range: Tessitura:
D3 - F4F3 - D4
Translations/Aria Texts:
Libretto entered by Stefan Pilczek (added 1998-02-28)
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from Part II, scene 4 of the French opera La Damnation de Faust by Hector Berlioz
Libretto: Gérard de Nerval

Role: Méphistophélès, the devil
Voice Part: bass       Fach: lyric bass
Setting: The banks of the Elbe
Synopsis: As Faust sleeps on the banks, Méphistophélès invokes the spirits to dance around him.
Range: Tessitura:
C3 - E4E3 - B3
Translations/Aria Texts:
Libretto entered by Stefan Pilczek (added 1999-12-07)
Translation into Italian by Ugo Berardi (added 2000-02-13). Notes: singable Italian translation
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from Act I of the Italian opera La Wally by Alfredo Catalani
Libretto: Luigi Illica

Role: Giuseppe Hagenbach, a popular hunter from Sölden, engaged to Afra
Voice Part: tenor
Setting: The main square of Hochstoff, Switzerland, 19th century
Synopsis: Hagenbach arrives in Hochstoff with a group of friends. When asked by Stromminger, he arrogantly tells the crowd how he killed a bear with one single shot to the heart.
Range: Tessitura:
E3 - A4G#/Ab3 - G#/Ab4
Translations/Aria Texts:
Libretto entered by Robert Glaubitz (added 1997-11-08)
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from Act I of the Italian opera La Wally by Alfredo Catalani
Libretto: Luigi Illica

Role: Wally, a young woman, daughter of Stromminger
Voice Part: soprano       Fach: spinto soprano
Setting: The main square of Hochstoff, Switzerland, 19th century
Synopsis: Wally is in love with Hagenbach. However, her father does not like Hagenbach and wants her to marry his own friend Gellner. He gives her an ultimatum : marry Gellner or leave the house. When faced with the decision, Wally decides that she must leave. She despairs that she will never see her house again but she knows that she must be firm.
Range: Tessitura:
E4 - B5E4 - G5
Translations/Aria Texts:
Translation into English by JC London (added 1999-04-06)
Sounds:
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Sheet Music/Scores:
The Ultimate Soprano Aria Album (Version 2.0). Published by CD Sheet Music. Available at Amazon.com and Sheetmusicplus.com.
Anthology of Italian Opera - Soprano. Published by Ricordi. Available at Amazon.com and Sheetmusicplus.com.
Recordings:
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from Act III of the Italian opera La Wally by Alfredo Catalani
Libretto: Luigi Illica

Role: Wally, a young woman, daughter of Stromminger
Voice Part: soprano       Fach: spinto soprano
Setting: Wally's room, Hochstoff, Switzerland, 19th century
Synopsis: Wally is angry at Hagenbach because he has kissed her and she believes that he only kissed her to see if he could conquer her. She swears to get revenge on him, regretting that her youthful innocence was taken by this man.
Range: Tessitura:
D4 - A#/Bb5G4 - G5
Translations/Aria Texts:
Libretto entered by Robert Glaubitz (added 1997-11-08)
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