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from Act III of the Italian opera Andrea Chénier by Umberto Giordano
Libretto: Luigi Illica

Role: Madelon, an old woman who is blind
Voice Part: mezzo-soprano
Setting: The Revolutionary Tribunal
Synopsis: Madelon, an older blind woman, has come to give the last possession she has to the cause of the revolution. Her grandson, whose father died in the taking of the Bastillé, can fight and die! She bids Gérard to take him for the cause.
Range: Tessitura:
C#/Db4 - G5D#/Eb4 - D5
Translations/Aria Texts:
Libretto entered by Sally Mouzon (added 1998-02-18)
Son la vecchia Madelon, Madelon's aria from Andrea Chenier

Son la vecchia Madelon,
mio figlio è morto;
avea nome Roger;
morì alla presa della Bastiglia;
il  primo suo figlio ebbe a Valmy galloni e sepoltura.

Ancora pochi giorni, e io pur morrò.
`E il figlio di Roger!
L'ultimo figlio,
l'ultima goccia del mio vecchio sangue...
Prendetelo!

Non dite che è un fanciullo.
`E forte...
Può combattere e morire!
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