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Aria: Senza mamma, o bimbo, tu sei morto!

Composer: Puccini Giacomo

Opera: Suor Angelica

Role: Suor Angelica (Soprano)

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Suor Angelica
(rimasta sola)
Senza mamma,
bimbo, tu sei morto!
Le tue labbra,
senza i baci miei,
scoloriron
fredde, fredde!
E chiudesti,
bimbo, gli occhi belli!
Non potendo
carezzarmi,
le manine
componesti in croce!
E tu sei morto
senza sapere
quanto t'amava
questa tua mamma!
Ora che sei un angelo del cielo,
ora tu puoi vederla la tua mamma!
tu puoi scendere giù pel firmamento
ed aleggiare intorno a me... ti sento...
Sei qui... sei qui... mi baci... m'accarezzi.
ah! dimmi quando anch'io potrò vederti?
quando potrò baciarti!...
Oh! dolce fine di ogni mio dolore!
Quando in cielo con te potrò salire?...
Quando potrò morire?
Quando potrò morire?...
Dillo alla mamma, creatura bella,
con un leggero scintillar di stella...
parlami, amore, amore!...

(I lumi del cimitero sono tutti accesi: il chiostro è ormai quasi oscuro.
Le Suore escono dal cimitero e si avviano verso Suor Angelica
che è come in estasi. Il gruppo delle Suore si avvicina in silenzio.
Nella semioscurità  sembra che le figure bianche camminando,
non tocchino terra.)

Laggiù nel Soledad. Minnie. La fanciulla del West. PucciniUn bel dì vedremo. Madame Butterfly. Madama Butterfly. PucciniSe come voi piccina. Anna. Le Villi. PucciniSoave Signor mio. Suor Genovieffe. Suor Angelica. PucciniAddio, addio mio dolce amor!. Fidelia. Edgar. PucciniIn quelle trine morbide. Manon Lescaut. Manon Lescaut. PucciniO fior del giorno. Fidelia. Edgar. PucciniÈ ben altro il mio sogno!. Giorgetta. Il tabarro. PucciniVedete? Io son fedele. Manon Lescaut. Manon Lescaut. PucciniNel villaggio d'Edgar. Fidelia. Edgar. Puccini
Wikipedia
Suor Angelica (Sister Angelica) is an opera in one act by Giacomo Puccini to an original Italian libretto by Giovacchino Forzano. It is the second opera of the trio of operas known as Il trittico (The Triptych). It received its world premiere at the Metropolitan Opera on December 14, 1918.
The opera opens with scenes showing typical aspects of life in the convent – all the sisters sing hymns, the Monitor scolds two lay-sisters, everyone gathers for recreation in the courtyard. The sisters rejoice because, as the mistress of novices explains, this is the first of three evenings that occur each year when the setting sun strikes the fountain so as to turn its water golden. This event causes the sisters to remember Bianca Rosa, a sister who has died. Sister Genevieve suggests they pour some of the "golden" water onto her tomb.
The nuns discuss their desires. While the Monitor believes that any desire at all is wrong, Sister Genevieve confesses that she wishes to see lambs again because she used to be a shepherdess when she was a girl, and Sister Dolcina wishes for something good to eat. Sister Angelica claims to have no desires, but as soon as she says so, the nuns begin gossiping – Sister Angelica has lied, because her true desire is to hear from her wealthy, noble family, whom she has not heard from in seven years. Rumors are that she was sent to the convent in punishment.
The conversation is interrupted by the Infirmary Sister, who begs Sister Angelica to make a herbal remedy, her specialty. Two tourières arrive, bringing supplies to the convent, and news that a grand coach is waiting outside. Sister Angelica becomes nervous and upset, thinking rightly that someone in her family has come to visit her. The Abbess chastises Sister Angelica for her inappropriate excitement and announces the visitor, the Princess, Sister Angelica's aunt.
The Princess explains that Angelica's sister is to be married and that Angelica must sign a document renouncing her claim to her inheritance. Angelica replies that she has repented for her sin, but she cannot offer up everything in sacrifice to the Virgin – she cannot forget the memory of her illegitimate son, who was taken from her seven years ago. The Princess at first refuses to speak, but finally informs Sister Angelica that her son died of fever two years ago. Sister Angelica, devastated, signs the document and collapses in tears. The Princess leaves.
Sister Angelica is seized by a heavenly vision – she believes she hears her son calling for her to meet him in paradise. She makes a poison and drinks it, but realizes that in committing suicide, she has committed a mortal sin and has damned herself to eternal separation from her son. She begs the Virgin Mary for mercy and, as she dies, she sees a miracle: the Virgin Mary appears, along with Sister Angelica's son, who runs to embrace her.
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