Eilana Lappalainen - The Elegance of Opera
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Listening to Eilana's incredible voice will be a welcome highlight in your life. Please take this opportunity
to listen to her DVDs and CDs including recordings of Mascagnis Zanetto, the letter scebe from Eugen Onegin, Songs by Gustav Mahler and Italian Arias.

Below, you will find images of the CD booklet (front/back) and CD face from her debut CD.
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"Wenn dein Mutterlein"
from "Kindertotenlieder", Performed by Eilana Lappalainen, Piano: Robert Miller

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Lyrics from "Wenn dein Mutterlein"
When your mother / steps into the doorway / and I turn my head / to see her, / my gaze does not alight / first on her face, / but on the place / nearer to the threshhold; / there, where / your dear face would be / when you would step in / with bright joy, / as you used to, my little daughter.



"In diesem Wetter"
from "Kindertotenlieder", Performed by Eilana Lappalainen, Piano: Robert Miller

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Lyrics from "In diesem Wetter"
... In this weather, in this roaring, cruel storm, / they rest as they did in their mother's house: / they are frightened by no storm, / and are covered by the hand of God.






P. Mascagni: "Zanetto"
Excerpt
Eilana Lappalainen as Sylvia
Jennifer Larmore as Zanetto
Bohuslav Martinu Philharmonic
Peter Tiboris, Conductor

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Eilana Lappalainen Sings Italian Arias CDEilana Lappalainen Sings Italian Arias CD




"Sola perduta abbandonata"
Performed by Eilana Lappalainen in the role as "Manon" from Puccini's Manon Lescaut

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Lyrics from "Sola perduta abbandonata"
Lonely, forsaken and abandoned, forsaken and abandoned! How sad! What cruel dread! I am distracted with grief and terror! And in the heart of this desert Iím dying, what cruel dread, ah! Lonely and abandoned, o wretched hapless woman! Ah! donít let me die, ah! No, donít me die! All my hope then is over. I sought this region as a peaceful haven,
I sought this region as a peaceful haven. Ah! through my fatal beauty, torments afresh surround me they would have severed me from him; how all my past haunts me with fearful pangs of anguish and rises straight before my eyes to rend me. Ah! new dangers come to threaten. Ah! all hope is over The tomb can only release me from my burden No, donít let me die, donít let me die! No! No! Donít let me die, help me!


"Mi Chiamano Mimi"
Performed by Eilana Lappalainen in the role as "Mimi" from Puccini's La Boheme

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Lyrics from "Mi Chiamano Mimi"
Yes. They call me Mimž, but my real nameís Lucia. My story is brief. I embroider silk and satin at home or outside.
Iím tranquil and happy, and my pastime is making lilies and roses. I love all things that have gentle magic, that talk
of love, of spring, that talk of dreams and fancies, the things called poetry. Do you understand me? They call me
Mimž - I donít know why. I live all by myself and I eat all alone. I donít often go to church, But I like to pray. I stay all alone in my tiny white room; I look at the roofs and the sky. But when spring comes the sunís first rays are mine. Aprilís first kiss is mine, is mine! The sunís first rays are mine. A rose blossoms in my vase, I breathe its perfume, petal by petal. So sweet is the flowerís perfume. But the flowers I make, alas, The flowers I make, alas, have no
scent. What else can I say? I am your neighbor disturbing you at this impossible hour.


"Ave Maria"
Performed by Eilana Lappalainen in the role as "Desdemona" from Verdi's Otello

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Lyrics from "Ave Maria"
Hail Mary, full of grace, elect art thou among matrons and virgins; may the fruit of thy womb, Jesus, oh blessed one, be blessed. Oh, pray for all who kneel before you in adoration, pray for the sinner, for the innocent, and for the oppressed and weak and for the mighty, wretched also, show thy pity. Pray for all who bow their heads beneath outrage and misfortune. Pray, pray for us always and in the hour of our death, oh, pray for us, pray for us, pray. Hail Mary! ...In the hour of death, hail!Ö Amen.

 

 
                  
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