Non ti fidar o misera

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):

Donna Elvira / Donna Anna / Don Ottavio / Don Giovanni

Voice(s):

Soprano / Soprano / Tenor / Baritone

Act:

1.16a

Previous scene: Mi par ch'oggi il demonio
Next scene: Povere sventurata

Libretto/Lyrics/Text:

DONNA ELVIRA
a Don Giovanni
Ah, ti ritrovo ancor, perfido mostro!

DONNA ELVIRA
a Donn'Anna
Non ti fidar, o misera,
Di quel ribaldo cor;
Me già tradì quel barbaro,
te vuol tradir ancor.

DONNA ANNA e DON OTTAVIO
(Cieli, che aspetto nobile,
Che dolce maestà!
II suo pallor, le lagrime
M'empiono di pietà.)

DON GIOVANNI
a parte; Donna Elvira ascolta
La povera ragazza
È pazza, amici miei;
Lasciatemi con lei,
Forse si calmerà.

DONNA ELVIRA
Ah non credete al perfido!

DON GIOVANNI
È pazza, non badate.

DONNA ELVIRA
Restate ancor, restate!

DONNA ANNA e DON OTTAVIO
A chi si crederà?

DONNA ANNA, DON OTTAVIO, DON GIOVANNI
Certo moto d'ignoto tormento
Dentro l'alma girare mi sento
Che mi dice, per quell'infelice,
Cento cose che intender non sa.

DONNA ELVIRA
Sdegno, rabbia, dispetto, spavento
Dentro l'alma girare mi sento,
Che mi dice, di quel traditore,
Cento cose che intender non sa.

DON OTTAVIO
a Donn'Anna
Io di qua non vado via
Se non so com'è l'affar.

DONNA ANNA
a Ottavio
Non ha l'aria di pazzia
II suo tratto, il suo parlar.

DON GIOVANNI
(Se m'en vado, si potrìa
Qualche cosa sospettar.)

DONNA ELVIRA
a Donn'Anna e Ottavio
Da quel ceffo si dovrìa
La ner'alma guidicar.

DON OTTAVIO
a Don Giovanni
Dunque quella?...

DON GIOVANNI
È pazzarella.

DONNA ANNA
Dunque quegli?...

DONNA ELVIRA
È un traditore.

DON GIOVANNI
Infelice!

DONNA ELVIRA
Mentitore!

DONNA ANNA e DON OTTAVIO
Incomincio a dubitar.
Passano dei contadini

DON GIOVANNI
Zitto, zitto, che la gente
Si raduna a noi d'intorno;
Siate un poco più prudente,
Vi farete criticar.

DONNA ELVIRA
forte, a Don Giovanni
Non sperarlo, o scellerato,
Ho perduta la prudenza;
Le tue colpe ed il mio stato
Voglio a tutti palesar.

DONNO ANNA e DON OTTAVIO
a parte, guardando Don Giovanni
Quegli accenti sì sommessi,
Quel cangiarsi di colore,
Son indizi troppo espressi
Che mi fan determinar.

English Libretto or Translation:

DONNA ELVIRA
entering
Ah, do we meet again? Monster perfidious!

DONNA ELVIRA
Oh, ere thou trust in him, beware,
His heart is cold as stone,
Know that his vows are writ in air,
I their deceit have known.

DONNA ANNA and DON OCTAVIO
Heaven! A noble lady this!
She sorely seems distraught!
Her warning voice, her mien of woe,
By bitter grief were taught!

DON GIOVANNI
Poor girl, she's quite demented,
I sorely do lament it!
The fit may be prevented
If she's by me besought.

DONNA ELVIRA
The traitor, oh, believe him not!
I pray you, friends, stay near me!

DON GIOVANNI
Poor thing, she's quite demented!

DONNA ANNA and DON OCTAVIO
Can I believe in aught?
Sure some cause there must be for this raving...
None can tell, none can tell what befell thee,
None can tell what this grief on thee brought.

DONNA ELVIRA
I'll pursue thee, for vengeance craving.
Who will tell thee,
Who'll tell what befell me!
Who this grief, who this grief on me brought.

DON OCTAVIO
aside
Is she injur'd or deceiving,
Ere we part from here, I'd know!

DONNA ANNA
aside
Great her sorrow, past relieving,
But no madness doth she shew.

DON GIOVANNI
While they scan me, unbelieving,
From their presence I'll not go.

DONNA ELVIRA
Friends, his wiles are past conceiving,
Falsehood he will ne'er forego.

DON OCTAVIO
to Don Giovanni
Is this madness?

DON GIOVANNI
To my great sorrow!

DONNA ANNA
to Donna Elvira
I'd befriend thee...

DONNA ELVIRA
Oh, heed my prayer! Vile betrayer!

DON GIOVANNI
Quite demented!

DONNA ELVIRA
Vile betrayer!

DONNA ANNA and DON OCTAVIO
Soon, me thinks the truth we'll know.

DON GIOVANNI
to Donna Elvira
Hush, be still,
Thy silly raving will a rabble gather round us,
Thy unwomanly behaving
Makes me quite of thee ashamed.

DONNA ELVIRA
to Don Giovanni
Villain, darest thou to blame me?
Through the world I will pursue thee,
As a traitor I'll proclaim thee,
For by thee I am defam'd!

DONNA ANNA and DON OCTAVIO
aside, observing Don Giovanni
Is he threat'ning? Is he pleading?
Why those loud and angry whispers?
These are signs not hard in reading,
That her griefs by him were fram'd!

DON GIOVANNI
Hush, be silent!
Thou'lt a rabble gather round us!
Hush, and stay thy silly raving,
Thy behaving makes me quite of thee ashamed!

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