Ferme briccone dove ten vai

Opera details:

Opera title:

Don Giovanni

Composer:

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Language:

Italian

Synopsis:

Don Giovanni Synopsis

Libretto:

Don Giovanni Libretto

Translation(s):

English Deutsch

Quartet details:

Type:

quartet

Role(s):

Zerlina / Masetto / Donna Anna / Don Ottavio

Voice(s):

Soprano / Bass / Soprano / Tenor

Act:

2.09a

Previous scene: Sola sola in buio loco
Next scene: Mille torbidi pensieri

Libretto/Lyrics/Text:

DONNA ELVIRA
Sola, sola in buio loco
Palpitar il cor mi sento,
E m'assale un tal spavento,
Che mi sembra di morir.

LEPORELLO
andando a tentone
(Più che cerco, men ritrovo
questa porta sciagurata;
Piano, piano, l'ho trovata!
Ecco il tempo di fuggir.)

DON OTTAVIO
Tergi il ciglio, o vita mia,
E dà calma a tuo dolore!
L'ombra omai del genitore
Pena avrà de' tuoi martir.

DONNA ANNA
Lascia almen alla mia pena
Questo piccolo ristoro;
Sol la morte, o mio tesoro,
II mio pianto può finir.

DONNA ELVIRA
senza esser vista
Ah dov'è lo sposo mio?

LEPORELLO
dalla porta senza esser visto
(Se mi trova, son perduto!)

DONNA ELVIRA e LEPORELLO
Una porta là vegg'io,
Cheto, cheto, vo'partir!

ZERLINA e MASETTO
Ferma, briccone, dove ten vai?
Leporello s'asconde la faccia

DONNA ANNA e DON OTTAVIO
Ecco il fellone... com'era qua?

QUARTETTO
Ah, mora il perfido che m'ha tradito!

DONNA ELVIRA
È mio marito! Pietà!

QUARTETTO
È Donna Elvira? quella ch'io vedo?
Appena il credo! No, no, Morrà!

English Libretto or Translation:

DONNA ELVIRA
All around so dark and lonely,
O'er my heart a fear is stealing,
Such a tremor, past all concealing,
As if death itself were near.

LEPORELLO
groping his way
Deuce is in it, where's the doorway?
These confounded walls on every side surround it!
Softly, softly, I have found it...
misses it again
Stars be thanked, the coast is clear!

DON OCTAVIO
Cease from grieving, oh, belov'd one,
Think thy father sees from heaven,
How sore for him thy heart is riven,
Let a smile at last appear.

DONNA ANNA
Ah, believe, I know thy kindness,
But I cannot cease lamenting,
Ev'ry effort, ev'ry effort, but augmenting
Grief for him I hold so dear, I hold so dear.

DONNA ELVIRA
unseen by the others
Oh, my husband, I have lost thee!

LEPORELLO
by the door, unseen by the others
Not for words, I'd have her find me.

DONNA ELVIRA and LEPORELLO
Sure the door must be behind me.
Ha! The door, escape is near.

ZERLINA and MASETTO
Wretch, now we hold thee, whither art going?

DONNA ANNA and DON OCTAVIO
Nought now can save thee, why art thou here?

DONNA ANNA, DON OCTAVIO, ZERLINA and MASETTO
Ah, thou perfidious one!
Death here we swear thee!

DONNA ELVIRA
Oh, heav'n forbear ye! He is my husband dear!

DONNA ANNA, DON OCTAVIO, ZERLINA and MASETTO
'Tis Donna Elvira! She for him pleading?
Her wrongs all unheeding? No, no, no, he dics!

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