vocal representations

"Amor ti vieta" is a tenor aria from the opera Fedora by Umberto Giordano. Download the MP3 version of this aria as sung by Brown Bradley or use the embeded player below. (1:50; 1.9 MB)

Overview
Count Loris Ipanoff has the feeling that the princess Fedora Romazoff loves him, despite her belief that he killed her fiancé.

Amor ti vieta di non amar.
La man tua lieve che mi respinge,
cerca la stretta della mia man;
la tua pupilla esprime: "T'amo"
se il labbro dice:
"Non t'amerò!"

Love forbids you not to love.
Your light hand that rejects me,
seeks the touch of my hand;
your pupil (i.e., the pupil of your eye) expresses: "I love you," even if the lip says: "I shall not love you."

UNA FURTIVA LAGRIMA is a tenor aria from Elisir D'Amore written by Gaetano Donizetti. Download the MP3 version of this aria as sung by Brown Bradley or use the embeded player below. (4:39; 4.6 MB)

Overview:
A sullen and secretive tear
that started there in her eye ,
Those socializing bright young things
seemed to provoke its envy.
What more searching do I need ?
What more searching do I need ?
She loves me, that I see.
For just one moment,
the beating of her hot pulse could be felt!
With her sighing confounding,
momentarily, my sighs!
Oh God ! I shall expire,
I can't ask for more!

I Looked Over the River Jordan (Spiritual) Becky Nissen, harp; Brown Bradley, tenor Download the MP3 version of this spiritual as sung by Brown Bradley or use the embeded player below. (1:40; 1.6 MB)

Aria: Lamento di Federico (Cilea) from L'Arlesiana. From a live concert in March 2011. Download the MP3 version of this aria as sung by Brown Bradley or use the embeded player below. (4:39; 4.3 MB)