“E lucevan le stelle” – Tosca

Happy to have finished my first run of a Tosca production as Mario Cavaradossi. What a thrilling role to sing and I am grateful for the opportunity. Here is the final aria from yesterday’s performance recorded on the phone of an audience member. (Translation below)

(from a live performance on Dec. 10, 2017)


The stars were shining, And the earth was scented.

The gate of the garden creaked And a footstep grazed the sand…

Fragrant, she entered And fell into my arms.

Oh, sweet kisses and languorous caresses,

While feverishly I stripped the beautiful form of its veils!

Forever, my dream of love has vanished.

That moment has fled, and I die in desperation. And I die in desperation!

And I never before loved life so much, Loved life so much!