English Opera Translations
by Ken Jakobs  


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La Bohème

Don Giovanni

Gianni Schicchi

Madame Butterfly

The Marriage of

I Pagliacci
The Marriage of Figaro
by W. A. Mozart
"Let all be forgiven.  Let all hearts proclaim the healing power of love!"

Mozart's magnificent opera is rich with humanity, humor, and tenderness.  
Every subtle nuance can be enjoyed in this dramatic and witty English
Hear it Sung by Krista Wigle
"God above, hear my prayer.  Ease my pain and grant me peace.
    Oh, return the love I've cherished, or give my aching heart release.
    Oh, please let this torment cease!
    Tell me why his love has faded.  Let me know in what way I
    can win back the man I married.  God of love, heed my cry.
    Oh, heed my cry.
    If my love is lost forever, then take pity and let me die."

    Copyright Kenneth Jakobs 1990, 2002   All rights reserved

Four-act version

Abbreviated three-act version
Act II  Countess: "Porgi amor..."