Monday, 16 July 2012

Music on a Monday

Not much to say about this beautiful piece of music, except


It is the primary aria from the tragic opera 'Norma'.
In recent years it has gained popularity due to its inclusion  in the Jean Paul Gautier perfume ads.
Just a little ad on note here

My FAVOURITE perfume!

Here it is performed by the stunning Maria Callas


Casta Diva Italian Lyrics
Casta Diva, che inargenti
queste sacre antiche piante,
a noi volgi il bel sembiante
senza nube e senza vel...
Tempra, o Diva,
tempra tu de’ cori ardenti
tempra ancora lo zelo audace,
spargi in terra quella pace
che regnar tu fai nel ciel...
Casta Diva English Translation
Pure Goddess, whose silver covers
These sacred ancient plants,
we turn to your lovely face
unclouded and without veil...
Temper, oh Goddess,
the hardening of you ardent spirits 
temper your bold zeal,
Scatter peace across the earth
Thou make reign in the sky...


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