Video Highlights from the Opera, 1

The San Francisco Opera has provided a series of highlight videos from the opera, which will be posted on this page and subsequent pages.

The first video shows Baoyu singing to Daiyu, in act 1, scene 2.  The aria he is singing is a poem he is offering Daiyu in exchange for her teaching him how to play the qin.

These are the words to the aria:

I found this flower
Planted by the wall.
This flower Whose leaves are wilting.
Sweet flower You make this
A beautiful place.
Let me sprinkle morning dew
Onto your soft petals.


Diyah Larasati

Thank you, i need it for a class at U of Minnesota:-) this is great


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