O statua gentilissima

Opera details:

Opera title:

Don Giovanni

Composer:

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Language:

Italian

Synopsis:

Don Giovanni Synopsis

Libretto:

Don Giovanni Libretto

Translation(s):

English Deutsch

Duet details:

Type:

duet

Role(s):

Leporello / Don Giovanni

Voice(s):

Bass / Baritone

Act:

2.15

Previous scene: Ah! ah questa e buona
Next scene: Calmatevi idol mio!

Libretto/Lyrics/Text:

LEPORELLO
O statua gentilissima
Del gran Commendatore...
Padron! Mi trema il core,
Non posso terminar!

DON GIOVANNI
Finiscila, o nel petto
Ti metto questo acciar!

LEPORELLO
Che impiccio, che capriccio!

DON GIOVANNI
Che gusto! Che spassetto!

LEPORELLO
Io sentomi gelar!

DON GIOVANNI
Lo voglio far tremar!

LEPORELLO
O statua gentillissima,
Benchè di marmo siate...
Ah padron mio! Mirate!
Che seguita a guardar!

DON GIOVANNI
Mori...

LEPORELLO
No, no... attendete!
alla statua
Signor, il padron mio...
Badate ben... non io...
Vorria con voi cenar...
Ah che scena è questa!
la statua china la testa
Oh ciel! Chinò la testa!

DON GIOVANNI
Va là, che sei un buffone!

LEPORELLO
Guardate ancor, padrone!

DON GIOVANNI
E che degg'io guardar?

LEPORELLO e DON GIOVANNI
Colla marmorea testa,
Ei fa così, così!

DON GIOVANNI
verso la statua
Parlate, se potete.
Verrete a cena?

LA STATUA
Sì!

DON GIOVANNI
Bizzarra è inver la scena,
Verrà il buon vecchio a cena.
A prepararla andiamo,
Partiamo - via di qua!

LEPORELLO
Mover mi posso appena...
Mi manca, o Dei, la lena...
Per carità... partiamo,
Andiamo via di qua!

English Libretto or Translation:

LEPORELLO
Oh, thou most noble monument,
Our Commandant resembling,
Oh, sir, see how I'm trembling,
I cannot further go.

DON GIOVANNI
Proceed at once, or I'll spear thee,
I'll kill thee at a blow.
His cowardice diverts me.
How can one tremble so?

LEPORELLO
He's madder now than ever.
If I could only go.
to the statue
Oh, thou most noble monument,
I speak with fear and wonder,
Master, look! Oh, look yonder,
See how his eyeballs glow, see how his eyeballs glow.

DON GIOVANNI
Die then.

LEPORELLO
No, no, oh, wait a moment!
My master here invites thee,
Not I, great sir, it frights me,
To sup with him this night.
the statue nods its head
Ah, ah, ah, I'm not inventing,
He nods, he nods consenting!

DON GIOVANNI
Thou fool, what's there to scare thee?

LEPORELLO
Oh, master, oh look yourself and spare me!

DON GIOVANNI
What is this wondrous sight?

LEPORELLO
See, with his head of marble,
imitates the statue
He nods, just so, just so.

DON GIOVANNI
See, with his head of marble,
He nods just so.
to the statue
Give answer, if thou hear'st me,
Wilt come to supper?

THE STATUE
Yea!

LEPORELLO
Now we are ruin'd truly,
He takes it all so coolly,
Oh, let us go, oh master, my limbs I cannot steady,
To run away is best, oh, come, to run away is best.

DON GIOVANNI
Ah, strange adventure truly,
He hath accepted duly,
Come let us go, make ready,
To meet this stony guest.

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