Mal reggendo all'aspro assalto

Opera details:

Opera title:

Il Trovatore

Composer:

Giuseppe Verdi

Language:

Italian

Synopsis:

Il Trovatore Synopsis

Libretto:

Il Trovatore Libretto

Translation(s):

English Deutsch

Duet details:

Type:

duet

Role(s):

Azucena / Manrico

Voice(s):

Mezzo-Soprano / Tenor

Act:

2.07

Previous scene: No son tuo figlio
Next scene: L'usato messo Ruiz invia

Libretto/Lyrics/Text:

MANRICO
Oh madre!... Non saprei dirlo a me stesso!
Mal reggendo all'aspro assalto,
Ei già tocco il suolo avea:
Balenava il colpo in alto
Che trafiggerlo dovea...
Quando arresta un moto arcano,
Nel discender, questa mano...
Le mie fibre acuto gelo
Fa repente abbrividir!
Mentre un grido vien dal cielo,
Che mi dice: Non ferir!

AZUCENA
Ma nell'alma dell'ingrato
Non parlò del cielo un detto!
Oh! se ancor ti spinge il fato
A pugnar col maledetto,
Compi, o figlio, qual d'un Dio,
Compi allora il cenno mio!
Sino all'elsa questa lama
Vibra, immergi all'empio in cor.

English Libretto or Translation:

MANRICO
Oh mother, I can't explain it to myself!

AZUCENA
A strange pity! Strange pity!

MANRICO
Fighting off poorly my fierce attack,
he had already fallen to the ground:
the thrust that was to pierce him
already flashed in the air,
when a mysterious feeling
stopped my hand, as it descended!
Suddenly a sharp chill
ran shuddering through my being
as a cry came down from heaven,
that said to me: "Don't strike!"

AZUCENA
But to that ingrate's spirit
heaven said not a word!
Ah, if fate should drive you
to fight with that wretch again,
then follow, my son, like a God,
follow then what I tell you to do:
strike, plunge up to its hilt
that blade in the wicked man's heart!
Strike, plunge up to its hilt, etc.

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