Posted: Oct 14, 2020 7:09 pm
by arugula2
Featured in a fundraiser for the group, which is trying to keep their players afloat...

Händel - "Ombra mai fù", from Xerxes. Christopher Lowrey, Voices of Music.

    Ombra mai fù
    di vegetabile,
    cara ed amabile,
    soave più.

    Never was the shade
    from any plant
    more dear, more lovely,
    or so sweet.

Iirc, Xerxes sings this to his favorite tree in his garden, in a moment of loneliness & anxiety over a heavy decision he has to make. Rather poignant imagery, in the context.