"Vissi d’arte" from Puccini's Tosca. Set to Elena Stikhina's debut performance at Boston Lyric Opera, Conklin and Emetaz weave together footage of the greatest screen legends -- from Gloria and Beyoncé, to Whitney and Marilyn – as an homage to the Diva.
I have lived for art, I have lived for love
I have never harmed a living soul
I have quietly helped any people in trouble
I have prayed to You, O Lord, with fervent prayers
I have given flowers to decorate Your altars
And yet, in my hour of grief, why,
Why have You repaid me thus?
I have given jewels to enrich the cloak of the Madonna
I have offered my song up to You in the starry heavens
And yet in my hour of despair why, O Lord,
Why have You deserted me?
Have you made up your mind?
I beg for mercy at your feet.
With the Boston Lyric Opera Orchestra.
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