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‘Je veux vivre (I want to live)’

By Emma Robertson

UGA Undergraduate Student

"This is a snipet of an aria called Je veux vivre from Gounod's Romeo et Juliette. In it, Juliette is expressing how she longs to live free from the confines of her parents' plan for her future. Her young and invigorating spirit is encapsulated by the numerous melismas throughout the piece. I chose to do a recording of this because 1) it symbolizes my own resilience against mental health issues and 2) it has been a challenge for me physically to learn and puch through."