“Se potessero i sospir miei” (Imeneo)

 

“Se potessero i sospir miei” from Handel’s Imeneo

Jeffrey Stivers produced this excellent video pairing of “Se potessero i sospir miei” sung by Ann Hallenberg, conducted by Andreas Spering, and accompanied by Capella Augustina on period instruments. The song is from Handel’s opera Imeneo, (HWV 41). Fortunately for those like me who need a bit of remedial tutoring on these topics, Mr. Stivers kindly provides text detail, so even I can understand the story being told. The art work is by Ivan Aivazovsky.
 
 
 
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Ivan Aivazovsky, Rainbow (1873), Tretyakov Gallery, source wikimedia

Translation of Lyrics:

If only my sighs could make
the waves
bring back the faithless ship
to this shore,
I would
there on the shore
spill my heart in sighs.
But they cannot return
Rosmene to me
from the ocean;
oh! that the god of love
brought her back here on his wings.
 
Read more here
 
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Ivan Aivazovsky, Rainbow (1873), Tretyakov Gallery, source wikimedia, detail
 

Sources:

Wikipedia contributors, “Ivan Aivazovsky,” Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Ivan_Aivazovsky&oldid=848115015 (accessed July 8, 2018)

Ivan Aivazovsky, Rainbow (1873), Tretyakov Gallery, source wikimedia

Thanks for Visiting 🙂

~Sunnyside

6 Comments Add yours

  1. efge63 says:

    Wonderful !!!!!!!!!!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. I’m so glad you enjoy this one, efi. I have grown to love it more each time I listen. ❤️

      Liked by 1 person

  2. dorahak says:

    Gorgeous aria and thanks for sharing the video as well. So much beautiful music and so little time! 😀💚❤️

    Liked by 2 people

    1. So true, Dora! Thanks for visiting. 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

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