I love to watch artists at work. This is a working session of the Bulgarian mezzo-soprano Vesselina Kasarova & Nikolaus Harnoncourt animating the aria “Ch’io mi scordi di te?”
from Mozart’s ” La clemeza di Tito”. (The conversation is in German with English subtitles. )
You ask that I forget you?
You can advise me to give myself to her?
And this while yet I live?
Ah no! My life would be far worse than death!
Let death come, I await it fearlessly.
But how could I attempt to warm myself to another flame,
to lavish my affections on another?
Ah! I should die of grief!