Beatrice Cenci (1949-50)
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Text heard on Sample:
LUCREZIABeatrice! Speak! What has befallen?
BEATRICEOh, I am hurt - My eyes are full of blood.I cannot see
LUCREZIASweet child. You have no wound.What ails you, Beatrice!
BEATRICEHow comes this hair undone? Oh, horrible!The walls spin round... My God...The beautiful blue heaven is flecked with bloodAnd storms engulf the earth:
Libretto by Martin Esslin after Shelley's verse drama 'The Cenci' © Boosey & Hawkes Music Publishers Ltd
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