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Come to the
MIDSUMMER FESTIVAL FINALE CONCERT

a tribute to the great Swedish singer
JUSSI BJÖRLING
featuring Vancouver tenor
Richard Tyce

and the Solstice Orchestra
conducted by Bujar Llapage

WHEN: Sunday, June 21st, 2009 4 p.m.
Outdoor amphitheatre concert, under tent
WHERE: Scandinavian Community Centre
6540 Thomas St., Burnaby (at Sprott & Kensington)

For tickets call: 604.294.2777

THE PEARLFISHERS DUET ("Au fond du temple saint")
This arrangement by Richard Tyce with the Solstice Orchestra

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Richard Tyce audio clip from "Say You Love Me" (June 2009 release)
with guest Ken Lavigne
from the opera "Les pêcheurs des perles" (The Pearlfishers) by Georges Bizet
  NADIR
Au fond du temple saint,
Paré de fleurs et d'or,
Une femme apparaît!

ZURGA
Une femme apparaît!
NADIR
Je crois la voir encore!
ZURGA
Je crois la voir encore!

NADIR
La foule prosternée
La regarde, etonnée,
Et murmure tous bas:
Voyez, c'est la déesse
Qui dans l'ombre se dresse
Et vers nous tend les bras!

ZURGA
Son voile se soulève
Ô vision! ô rêve!
La foule est à genoux

ZURGA & NADIR
Oui, c'est elle,
C'est la déesse,
plus charmante et plus belle
Oui, c'est elle,
C'est la déesse
qui descend parmi nous
Son voile se soulève
et la foule est à genoux.

NADIR
Mais à travers la foule
Elle s'ouvre un passage.

ZURGA
Son long voile déjà
Nous cache son visage

NADIR
Mon regard, hélas,
La cherche en vain!

ZURGA & NADIR
Oui, c'est elle,
C'est la déesse,
En ce jour qui vient nous unir,
Et fidèle à ma promesse,
Comme un frère je veux te chérir!
C'est elle, c'est la déesse
Qui vient en ce jour nous unir!
Oui, partageons le même sort,
Soyons unis jusqu'à la mort!
 

NADIR
In the depths of the sacred temple
Adorned with flowers and gold
A woman appeared!

ZURGA
A woman appeared!
NADIR
I believe I see her again!
ZURGA
I believe I see her again!

NADIR
The crowd bows low,
Looks at her in astonishment,
And whispers quietly,
“See, it’s the Goddess
Who stands in the shadows
And extends her arms towards us!”

ZURGA
She lifts her veil
Such a sight! A dream!
The people are on their knees –

CHORUS: ZURGA & NADIR
Yes, it’s her,
She is the goddess,
Most charming and beautiful
Yes, it’s her,
She is a goddess
Who descends in the midst of us
She lifts her veil
And the crowd is on its knees.

NADIR
But to get through the throngs
She makes a passageway.

ZURGA
Already her long veil
Hides her visage from us

NADIR
My eyes, alas,
Search for her in vain!

CHORUS: ZURGA & NADIR
Yes, it’s her,
She is the goddess
Who comes to unite us on this day!
And true to my word,
I will cherish you as a brother!
Yes, it’s her! She is the goddess
Who comes to unite us on this day!
Yes, we share the same fate,
We will remain united until death!


The Scandinavian Midsummer Festival
OUTDOOR CONCERT 2009 FINALE
Sunday, June 21st, 2009 4 p.m.
Scandinavian Community Centre
6540 Thomas St., Burnaby (at Sprott & Kensington)

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Midsummer Festival Concert Tribute Theme: JUSSI BJÖRLING

Born in 1911 in Borlänge in the Swedish province of Dalarna, 220 km NW of Stockholm, Jussi Björling rose to world-wide fame as one of the greatest tenors of all time.

In tribute to him, Richard will be singing songs and arias Jussi Björling was renowned for, including:

  • Torna a Surriento (Come Back to Sorrento), which was amongst his very first recordings
  • O Sole Mio
  • The Pearlfishers Duet, his best known recording. Listen to this sample on Richard's CD.

Richard will also be launching his new CD:
SAY YOU LOVE ME, and will be debuting his own new arrangement of the Pearlfishers Duet, operatic standards arranged in the "pop-opera" style by himself, and original songs.

CDs will be available at the concert.
Stay tuned for more information.

Jussi Björling
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