"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!" #Tosca#Puccini#Cavaradossi#act3#musicflowingthroughmyveins#foodformysoul#16022018
On this day in 1904, the La Scala premiere of "Madama Butterfly" was met by jeers, whistles and farmyard noises organised by a faction of Puccini's opponents. Today, the heart-breaking drama about love, loyalty, betrayal and honour is one of Puccini's smash hits. Watch Mirella Freni and Placido Domingo in the leading roles, conducted by Herbert von Karajan on Blu-ray: http://bit.ly/2BVKxfS #madamabutterfly#deutschegrammophon#oper#opera#puccini
#todayinhistory on February 17, 1904, Giacomo Puccini’s opera Madame Butterfly premieres at the La Scala theatre in Milan, Italy. 🎭 Interesting fact: The public greeted the opera with tumultuous applause and repeated encores, and Puccini was called before the curtain 10 times. Madame Butterfly went on to huge international success, moving to New York’s Metropolitan Opera in 1907. #madamebutterfly#puccini#opera