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    I te vurria vasà

    I’m so grateful for the experience of living in Napoli for almost 3 years and the wonderful friends I made there 💗🇮🇹 I came to love Neapolitan songs through singing them with a local choir ☺️ ~ and when it came to my NYU Master’s Recital, I knew I wanted to include these very special pieces. Today’s #WeeklyWednesday is the last of four. “I’ te vurria vasà” has music by Eduardo di Capua and lyrics by Vincenzo Russo. I’ te vurria vasa (1900) Translation: Berny Devlin, Luca Schiano di Cola, and Ashley Wagner Special thanks to Luca Schiano di Cola for language help brushing up my Neapolitan!! Also to Hamlet’s…

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    Dduje paravise

    I’m so grateful for the experience of living in Napoli for almost 3 years and the wonderful friends I made there 💗🇮🇹 This piece is one of my absolute favorites of all the Neapolitan songs I was introduced to; I have such fond memories singing it with my Neapolitan choir! “Dduje paravise” has music by E. A. Mario and lyrics by Ciro Parente, and is the third of four Neapolitan songs I included in my NYU Master’s Recital. Dduje Paravise – Two Heavens (1928) Translation: Berny Devlin, Luca Schiano di Cola, and Ashley Wagner Special thanks to Luca Schiano di Cola for language help brushing up my Neapolitan!! Also to…

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    O’ paese d’ ‘o sole (canzone napoletana)

    I’m so grateful for the experience of living in Napoli for almost 3 years 💗🇮🇹 I became friends with some truly wonderful people there (Neapolitans and ex-pats alike) [penso spesso a voi tutti e spero che stiate bene, specialmente adesso…]. I came to love Neapolitan songs through singing them with a local choir ☺️ ~ and when it came to my NYU Master’s Recital, I knew I wanted to include these very special pieces. So, today’s #WeeklyWednesday is the second of four: “O’ paese d’ ‘o sole” with music by Vincenzo d’Annibale and lyrics by Libero Bovio. Special thanks to Luca Schiano di Cola for language help brushing up my Neapolitan!! Also…

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    Passione (canzone napoletana)

    I’m so grateful for the experience of living in Napoli for almost 3 years 💗🇮🇹 I became friends with some truly wonderful people there (Neapolitans and ex-pats alike) [penso spesso a voi tutti e spero che stiate bene, specialmente adesso…]. I came to love Neapolitan songs through singing them with a local choir ☺️ ~ and when it came to my NYU Master’s Recital, I knew I wanted to include these very special pieces. So, today’s #WeeklyWednesday is the first of four: “Passione” with music by Ernesto Tagliaferri and Nicola Valente, and lyrics by Libero Bovio. Passione – Passion (1934) Translation: Natalia Chernega, Luca Schiano di Cola, and Ashley Wagner…