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Maggio Musicale Fiorentino

Opera di Firenze - Maggio Musicale Fiorentino

La Favorite – 'Doux zéphyr' / 'Que moi je t’oublie'

Extracts | Donizetti

Act I. In this excerpt, two scenes follow each other. In the first, Ines, the servant of the king's favourite, Leonor, sings "Sweet zephyr, be faithful to him” accompanied by a chorus of women. They are on the shore of Leon island, where Fernand will disembark some time later, blindfold. When Fernand finally arrives and asks the name of the woman with whom he has fallen in love earlier in the opera, the latter asks him to give up on her on pain of losing her honour ("Heaven, deep in my soul”).

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