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Danielle de Niese: A flirtatious aria

ダニエル・ドゥ・ニースが歌う艶やかなアリア

July 12, 2011

オペラはどれほどセクシーでありうるのでしょう? 燦爛たるソプラノ歌手ダニエル・ドゥ・ニースが“Meine Lippen, sie küssen so heiss”(私の口づけはかくも熱い)を歌ってそれを見せてくれます。曲はフランツ・レハールの「ジュディッタ」から、伴奏はイングリッド・サージェナーです。

Danielle de Niese - Soprano
Her voice described as a “sweet gleaming soprano,” Danielle de Niese breathes new life into opera, astonishing critics and making audiences sit up and listen. Full bio

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(Music)
(前奏)
00:16
♫ I don't understand myself, ♫
私にはわからない
00:31
♫ why they keep talking of love, ♫
なぜ男たちが愛ばかり語るのか
00:34
♫ if they come near me, ♫
私のそばに来て
00:39
♫ if they look into my eyes and kiss my hand. ♫
目を見つめ 手にキスするだけで
00:42
♫ I don't understand myself, ♫
私にはわからない
00:48
♫ why they talk of magic, ♫
何が魔法だと言うのか
00:51
♫ that no one withstands, ♫
私を見 そばを通り過ぎるとき
00:56
♫ if he sees me, if he passes by. ♫
誰も魅力に抗えないのだという・・・
00:58
♫ But if the red light is on ♫
でも真夜中に
01:07
♫ in the middle of the night ♫
明かりが赤くともり
01:13
♫ and everybody listens to my song, ♫
みんなが私の歌に耳を傾けるとき
01:16
♫ then it is plain to see. ♫
私は悟る
01:20
♫ My lips, they give so fiery a kiss, ♫
私の口づけはかくも熱く
01:30
♫ my limbs, they are supple and white. ♫
私の手足はしなやかで柔らかい
01:39
♫ It is written for me in the stars, ♫
きっとこれは星の定め
01:48
♫ thou shalt kiss, thou shalt love. ♫
口づけせよ 恋せよ
01:55
♫ My feet, they glide and float, ♫
私の足は宙を滑り
02:02
♫ my eyes, they lure and glow. ♫
瞳は輝き魅了する
02:08
♫ And I dance as if entranced, 'cause I know, ♫
そして取り付かれたように踊る
02:17
♫ my lips give so fiery a kiss. ♫
私の口づけはかくも熱いとわかったから
02:27
♫ In my veins, ♫
私の体には
03:16
♫ runs a dancer's blood, ♫
踊り手の血が流れている
03:19
♫ because my beautiful mother ♫
私の美しい母は
03:23
♫ was the Queen of dance ♫
踊りの女王だった
03:26
♫ in the gilded Alcazar. ♫
きらめくスペインの宮殿で
03:29
♫ She was so very beautiful, ♫
とても美しかった母を
03:33
♫ I often saw her in my dreams. ♫
私はよく夢に見る
03:36
♫ If she beat the tambourine ♫
母がタンバリンを叩き
03:41
♫ to her beguiling dance, all eyes were glowing admiringly. ♫
激しく踊ると 皆の目が燃えた
03:44
♫ She reawakened in me, ♫
母が私の中で再び生き
03:54
♫ mine is the same lot. ♫
私は母の運命を辿る
03:59
♫ I dance like her at midnight ♫
私もまた真夜中に踊り
04:02
♫ and from deep within I feel: ♫
そして深く感じる
04:05
♫ My lips, they give so fiery a kiss, ♫
私の口づけはかくも熱く
04:15
♫ my limbs, they are supple and white. ♫
私の手足はしなやかで柔らかい
04:24
♫ It is written for me in the stars, ♫
きっとこれは星の定め
04:33
♫ thou shalt kiss, thou shalt love. ♫
口づけせよ 恋せよ
04:41
♫ And I dance as if entranced, 'cause I know, ♫
そして取り付かれたように踊る
05:01
♫ my lips give so fiery a kiss. ♫
私の口づけがかくも熱いとわかったから
05:13
(Applause)
(拍手)
05:30
Translator:Yasushi Aoki
Reviewer:Naoki Funahashi

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Danielle de Niese - Soprano
Her voice described as a “sweet gleaming soprano,” Danielle de Niese breathes new life into opera, astonishing critics and making audiences sit up and listen.

Why you should listen

It’s not every day that an opera singer is deemed “cool.” But Danielle de Niese does look and act, at times, more like a pop singer than an opera star. Born in Melbourne of Dutch/Scottish/Sri Lankan parents, de Niese started classical voice lessons at 8, and moved at 10 to Los Angeles to attend a school of performing arts, while working as a television presenter on a teen show called LA Kids. But de Niese always knew she would be a singer. At the startlingly young age of 19 she made her debut at the Metropolitan Opera, singing Barbarina in Le nozze di Figaro. At 25, de Niese stunned audiences and garnered international acclaim with her sultry portrayal of Cleopatra in Handel’s Giulio Cesare at the 2005 Glyndebourne Festival in the UK.

Gracing the world’s great opera stages and an exclusive recording contract with Decca may seem an unlikely fate for a former teen TV host born Down Under, but de Niese embraces contrasts and challenges. She’s already starred in her own BBC4 reality show, Diva Diaries, and soon fans will be seeing her on the big screen, playing her first major film role in the Maria Callas biopic Master Class.

She says: "What I do demands the same kind of expertise as a professional athlete."

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