A fosco cielo a notte bruna

Opera details:

Opera title:

La Sonnambula

Composer:

Vincenzo Bellini

Language:

Italian

Synopsis:

La Sonnambula Synopsis

Libretto:

La Sonnambula Libretto

Translation(s):

English Deutsch

Choir details:

Type:

choir

Role(s):

Villagers

Voice(s):

n/a

Act:

1.13b

Previous scene: Udite
Next scene: Basta cosi ciascuno si attenga

Libretto/Lyrics/Text/Testo:

CORO
Udite.
A fosco cielo, a notte bruna,
Al fioco raggio d'incerta luna,
Al cupo suono di tuon lontano
Dal colle al pian un'ombra appar.
In bianco avvolta lenzuol cadente,
Col crin disciolto, con occhio ardente,
Qual densa nebbia dal vento mossa,
Avanza, ingrossa, immensa par.

RODOLFO
Ve la dipinge, ve la figura
La vostra cieca credulità.

AMINA e TERESA
Ah! non è fola, non è paura:
Ciascun la vide: è verità.

ELVINO
In verità!

CORO
Dovunque inoltra a passo lento,
Silenzio regna che fa spavento;
Non spira fiato, non move stelo;
Quasi per gelo il rio si sta.
I cani stessi accovacciati,
Abbassan gli occhi, non han latrati.
Sol tratto tratto da valle fonda
La Strige immonda urlando va.

English Libretto or Translation:

CHOIR
Hear.
A gloomy sky, a dark night,
In the faint ray of uncertain moon,
At the gloomy sound of distant tuon
From the hill to the plain a shadow appears.
In white wrapped falling sheet,
With the dissolved crin, with burning eye,
What dense fog from the wind is moving,
Advance, big, immense par.

RODOLFO
He paints it, shows it to you
Your blind credulity.

AMINA and TERESA
Ah! it is not a fole, it is not fear:
Each saw her: it is truth.

ELVINO
In truth!

CHOIR
Wherever he proceeds slowly,
Silence reigns in fright;
Do not breathe, do not move the stem;
Almost by frost the river is going.
The dogs squatting themselves,
They lower their eyes, they do not bark.
Only stretch taken from the bottom of the valley
The Stry unclean screaming goes.

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