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Started this before change to "New Blogger", as backup in case of trouble with digiphoto blog "In a Small Dark Room", or rants & links blog "Hello Cruel World" . Useful - at one stage Dark Room was there, but like the astrophysical Dark Matter, we could't see it ... better now, but kept Just In Case.

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There is nothing. There is no God and no universe, there is only empty space, and in it a lost and homeless and wandering and companionless and indestructible Thought. And I am that thought. And God, and the Universe, and Time, and Life, and Death, and Joy and Sorrow and Pain only a grotesque and brutal dream, evolved from the frantic imagination of that same Thought.
Mark Twain (letter to Joseph Twichell after his wife's death)
[me, on a bad day]

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An Operatic Aria Database
The Aria Database is a collection of information about opera and operatic arias. Besides providing basic information about each aria, the Database ( ) includes translations for many arias and aria texts for those that are not affected by copyright restrictions.

The Database also provides access to a collection of operatic MIDI files to give visitors an idea of what each aria sounds like.

Currently, the Database holds information on the complete operatic aria collections of Mozart, Verdi, Berlioz, Wagner, and Puccini as well as the partial collections of over 50 other composers
[ 1278 Arias - 170 Operas - 60 Composers - 381 Translations - 1027 Aria Texts - 223 MIDIs ]


Son lo spirito che nega sempre (Whistle Aria)
from Act I, Scene 2 of the Italian opera, Mefistofele by Arrigo Boito
Libretto : Arrigo Boito

Role : Mefistofele, the Devil
Voice Part : bass Fach : heavy bass
Setting : Faust's study, Frankfurt, Germany, medieval times
Range : G2 to E4. Tessitura : D#/Eb3 to D#/Eb4
Synopsis : Mefistofele reveals his true nature to Faust and goes on to describe his evil features.
Sound file : none
Translation and/or Aria Text : Libretto <../libretti/mefistofele03_son.txt> originally entered by Stephen Parker.
Recordings : Complete Opera Excerpts from Opera
Where to Find It : Score of opera and aria alone - Classical Vocal Reprints, 1-800-298-7474. Catalog number for aria : #0741, for opera : #50018 (Ricordi). Buy complete score online at Sheet Music Plus.

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