Thursday, April 20, 2017

Music to relax after campaigning: Handel's "Lascia ch'io pianga" from Rinaldo

Gorgeous performance of this exquisite aria from Handel's opera "Rinaldo" sung by the soprano Kirsten Blaise and accompanied on period instruments. The lyrics translate as

"Let me weep
over my cruel fate,
and sigh for freedom.
Let my sorrow break the chains
of my suffering, out of pity."




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