Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Quero cantar, ser alegre - I want to sing, be happy (2009)

Last piece of my Master's Recital. 19/05/2009. Purchase College at SUNY, School of the Arts, Conservatory of Music - Recital Hall.

Última canção do meu Recital de Mestrado. Recital Hall do Conservatório de Música na Universidade Estatal de Nova Iorque - Purchase College Escola das Artes. 19/05/2009.

Mina Kim: piano.

Francisco de Lacerda (1869-1934) Quero cantar, ser alegre
(Ballad of the island S. Miguel, Archipelago of the Azores/Portugal).

Quero cantar, ser alegre I want to sing, be happy
Quero cantar ser alegre I want to sing be happy
Não me deixo entristecer. I don’t let myself be sad.
Quem é triste morre cedo, Who is sad dies sooner,
Inda não quero morrer. I don’t want to die now.
Quero viver para amar I want to live to love
E amar para viver.
And love to live.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Latence des Fleurs - Flower Latency (2009)

Primeira apresentação da segunda canção composta pelo meu amigo compositor francês Raphaël Lucas (1983- ). Terceira peça musical da segunda parte do meu Recital de Mestrado. Premiere of the second song composed by my French friend the composer R. Lucas (1983- ). Third piece of the second part of my Master's Recital.

Mina Kim: piano.

19/05/2009. Purchase College at SUNY, School of the Arts,Conservatory of Music - Recital Hall.

This poem refers to the Asphodel Meadows - is

a section of the Ancient Greek underworld
where indifferent and ordinary souls were sent
to live after death; souls of people who lived
lives of near equal good and evil rested. It was
a plain of asphodele flowers, which were the
favorite food of the Greek dead.

Les pâles pistils   The pale pistils
fêcondés   impregnated
de mornes chants d’éternité,   by the gloomy songs of eternity,
se meurent et s’étalent   die and spread
quand les abeilles annonantes   when the rumbling bees
de leur plaine se font les chantres   of their field become the voices
pour les pleurs d’un pétale.   for the tears of a petal.
Se forme un ballet d’étamines   They form into a ballet of stamen
qui s’affole et se termine   that spins and finishes
dans une blancheur d’aile.   In the whitness of a wing.
Enfin c’est l’adieu du parfum,   Finally it’s the farewell of the essence,
Oh! Fleurs oubliées des défunts   Oh! Forgotten flowers of the deceased,
senteur des asphodèles.   scent of the asphodel.
Poem by Irène Gayraud.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Reading of the Will (2009)

Mais um pequeno excerto da terceira noite da exibição da ópera Gianni Schicchi de Puccini em Purchase Escola das Artes, Nova Iorque a 25 de Abril de 2009. Neste excerto a família Donati está debruçada sobre O TESTAMENTO que o recente falecido tio, Buoso Donati, deixou. À medida que a família Lê o Testamento, vai ficando boqueaberta e em desespero pois o tio deixou os melhores bens aos monges dum certo mosteiro, a um monge em particular... ;)
Minha personagem: Nella, a grávida.

Donati, Buoso (Puccini: Gianni Schicchi). This character, a wealthy old man, is dead at the start of the opera - his relatives are gathered round his bed waiting to find out what his will contains. Rumour has it that he has left all his fortune to a monastery.

Purchase College State University of New York, School of the Arts, Conservatory of Music/of Theater Arts & Film; Purchase Opera, Purchase Symphony Orchestra, present Gianni Schicchi, Puccini. Hugh Murphy- conductor; Jacque Trussel - director. Mariana da Costa as Nella (pregnant woman).April 25th 2009 at the Performing Arts Center, Recital Hall, Purchase.