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Subject: opera
Category: Arts and Entertainment > Music
Asked by: nonny32-ga
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Posted: 15 Sep 2004 04:21 PDT
Expires: 15 Oct 2004 04:21 PDT
Question ID: 401450
how do i find the words to the song "song to the moon" by Dvorak
Subject: Re: opera
Answered By: hummer-ga on 15 Sep 2004 05:52 PDT
Hi nonny32,

You'll find the original Czech lyrics with English translation of 
"Song to the Moon" here (towards bottom of page):

Some background info on the origin of the song:
Jaroslav Bojanovský added some more interesting background
information, as well as the lyrics of the original Czech version:

Additional Links of Interest:

Song to the Moon
from Rusalka by Antonín Dvorák
"Mesiku na nebi hlubokem
Svetlo tvé daleko vidi,
Po svete bloudis sirokém,
Divas se v pribytky lidi."...

Dvorák -- "Song to the Moon" from Rusalka
[notes by Martha Kate Lind]
"Silver moon upon the deep dark sky,
Through the vast night pierce your rays.
This sleeping world you wander by,
Smiling on men's homes and ways.
Oh moon ere past you glide, tell me,
Tell me, oh where does my loved one bide?"...

Antonin Dvorak: Rusalka's Song to the Moon
Catalog No.: H4460
Label: Editio Baerenreiter Praha->
Antonin Dvorak->
Moon aria from Act 1 of the opera Rusalka->
Voice and Piano
Soprano, piano (Cz, Engl, Ger)
Price: $14.30

"Song to the Moon" in .mp3 format - 8.0 Mb
from Dvorak's opera Rusalka
"Like the little mermaid, the water nymph Rusalka has fallen in love
with a human and wants to become human herself. In this 1901 opera
based on a Czech fairytale, Rusalka asks the Moon to find the man she
loves. "Help him remember his dreams of me, tell him I'm waiting for
him, make him remember me when he awakens. O Moon, do not falter!"
(Read more about the opera Rusalka here.) Recorded 9-20-01 with piano.
In Czech."

1989 Driving Miss Daisy
"It is spring in Atlanta in 1949 when Miss Daisy (Jessica Tandy)
listens to "Song to the Moon" on the radio as sung by Gabriela
Benackova with the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra. The water spirit
tells of her need for love and Miss Daisy decides to be nice to her
driver Hoke Colburn (Morgan Freeman). Australian director Bruce
Beresford's fine film about the relationship between an
African-American chauffeur and an elderly white woman won the Academy
Award for Best Picture."

Antonín Dvorák
Opera Synopis

I was happy to find this for you. If you have any questions, please
post a clarification request before closing/rating my answer and I'll
be happy to reply.

Thank you,

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