E Lucevan Le Stelle

Michael Bolton

(Tosca)(How the stars seemed to shimmer)

E lucevan le stelle,

e olezzava la terra

stridea l'uscio dell'orto,

e un passo sfiorava la rena.

Entrava ella, fragrante,

mi cadea fra le braccia.

Oh! dolci baci, o languide carezze,

mentr'io fremente le belle forme discogliea dai veli!

Svani per sempre il sogno mio d'amore...

L'ora e fuggita e muoio disperato!

E non ho amato mai tanto la vita!


The painter Cavaradossi has been sentenced to death for helping to hide an escaped political prisoner. As he awaits his fate, he sings of the sweet memories of his beloved Tosca and his dashed dreams.


How the stars seemed to shimmer,

the sweet scents of the garden,

how the creaking gate whispered,

and a footstep skimmed over the sand,

how she then entered, so fragrant,

and then fell into my two arms!

Ah sweetest of kiss, languorous caresses,

while I stood trembling, searching her features

concealed by her mantle. My dreams of pure love,

forgotten forever! All of it's gone now!

I die hopeless, despairing, and never before

have I loved life like this!


Michael Bolton (born Michael Bolotin on February 26, 1953), is an American singer-songwriter, best known for his soft rock ballads and powerful vocals, characterized by his wide vocal range and deep, husky vocal tone. He was born in New Haven, Connecticut.

His achievements include selling 53 million albums, eight top ten albums, two number one singles on the Billboard charts, and awards from both the American Music Awards and Grammy Awards.

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