Medea Libretto
English Translation

SYMPHONY


 ACT ONE 


  (At the palace of Creonte, in view of the sea  
  in Corinth.  Anchored to the bottom and the Argo ship)

 Introduction

 FIRST ANCELLA
 (to Glauce)
 That? 
 When you already crown Amor your sighs, 
 Is there still deep sadness on your eyes?
 Come on, come and enjoy our joy:
 The sky will give you its favorite sweets,
 Heaven will give to you

 SECOND ANCELLA 
 (to Glauce)
 Tomorrow, when the dawn is in the sky
 On the happy fatherland, sulol will be a companion to the sun,
 They will do Hymen and Amor
 To your slave law the cor
 Of him who loves and adores you
 
 CHOIR
 That?  When already crown Amor, etc. 

 GLAUKE
 Alas!  I wish I would;
 I fear tomorrow;
 Invan the gods over me do rain
 Sweet gaudio d'amor.
 To my mind Imen
 Now it's not that trouble: 
 Imen will be tomorrow
 Cagion of sour tears to the cor

 FIRST ANCELLA
 Throw away the ominous omen,
 And gladly give the chorus
 To the joys of love:
 Bitter presage duol
 It is not that vain cloud,
 Which will never be able to velar
 Yes, sunny day.

  FIRST, SECOND ANCELLA, CHORUS
 The rea vision cruel crord will do the Hymen!
 Love of a faithful heart can well heal the pains.
 Illusion, dream
 That offended the cor:
 Hymen will have the virtue of making you happy again.

 CHOIR
 The offender must thus be dubbed by you both distant;
 The god of love gentil
 From heaven I heard you;
 In vain did he ever hope that the god of love prayed.

 Recitative  

  GLAUKE
 I yield to the good prayer:
 Dear friend, you comfort my heart!
 And you, that to me divin promise the destin,
 O Love, trust me,
 Be trustful in a heart that hopes

 Air

 O Love, come to me!  Stop this duol;
 Only your faithful Glauce is trusted in you.
 Vien!  Penetrate my senses;
 Come, come!  Turn on my cor
 Of your divine ardor!
 Amor, your flame light up, in me descend,
 Love!  And for you, I will only be blessed!
 Come down in me, yes,
 For you alone, one day I will be!
 Oh, beautiful fire of love, my senses revive:
 To your warmth the guilty dubbiar vanish I will see.
 Come down in me, come, Love, etc.

 The fatal sorceress is far from me
 Which to his malia he tied
 The high soul of a hero!
 His anger, his presence
 Never upset our love.
 To us the Imen pose restaurant!

 Love, come come to me!  Etc.

 If you come down to me, love,
 Any doubt starts from the heart;
 It is only for you that I hope still and tremble more I do not know!
 No, Medea can not break the sweet knots;
 Force more on Giason, Medea will not have
 The virtue of his fatal victory is already,
 Come, ah come, love,
 Only in you hope the heart!

 Recitative 

 CREON
 (Entering with Jason.)
 No, fear not: trust me to speak.
 Of your children, I will protect life.
 They are dear, I am still without guilt;
 They will have to expiate 
 The mother's fault?

 GLAUKE
 (In Creon)
 Meeting me you are uncertain:
 Soffrir makes me wait long!

 CREON
 You know that the sons of Jason gave it up
 At the temple already to educate;
 Gentil, the heart is burning
 Of my faithful people: he hates and loves;
 And now the vile sorceress to death wants:
 And because having the mother still can not; 
 Ask the children to do justice ready!

  GLAUKE
 Save them, my father!

 CREON
 What a gentle pledge I took them one day,
 And I will save them from a faithful friend.

 JASON
 O king, they pay you homage
 Here the heroes,
 Bearing the golden fleece, the Argonauts.
 Oh, let's leave the beautiful treasure
 A great honor
 Of beautiful Glauce at the foot.

 Marcia and Coro

 CHOIR
 O beautiful Glauce, the great Giason
 Of the high enterprise brings to you the spoils;
 His glories and the lord
 Offers to you for free,
 With the fleece of gold that struck at Colco.

 GLAUKE
 Ah, Colco!

 CHOIR
 O beautiful Glauce, etc.

  Recitative 
 
 GLAUKE
 Colchos!  Pensier fatal!
 Or fatal omen!

 JASON
 That I see?  What a sad thought
 Do you dark your eyes like that?

  CREON
 What troubled you?
 Why do you make yourself dull in the face?

 GLAUKE
 Alas!
 The splendor of this heroic deed
 Serious the duol makes me!
 Colco is the fairyland where the dragon was tamed
 Medea's power of the great monster was right.
 We'll see you soon come here,
 He will ask for Jason;
 Preci and cunning will employ
 If its threats are not valid,
 Of the sorceress the dark art
 Struggle country and palace!

 JASON
 Sparito, or good Glauce, is his ability to:
 No, no, he can not fight against love.

  GLAUKE
 My protector is you:
 I will have courage in you

 Air

 JASON
 I will no longer see you any more
 That cruel bride,
 What was ashamed and crying to me,
 I have no memory of the long error,
 My destiny is renewed.
 My horror was Myth,
 I will have joy from Imen!
 Happy to your pièces Giasone or vuol giurar:
 Human strength never
 He can tear you from him!

 Recitative 
 
 CREON
 Ah, already too disturbed
 This doubt the mind:
 Help you will come
 Only from the ciel ciel.
 To the apparatien the sacred knots unir;
 To them of your imen
 Known is already the happening

 Terzetto and Chorus

 CREON
 Pronube dive, of the keepers,
 Watch out for my children:
 May your grace descend upon them!
 Do not disdain, or gods, this prece!
 Oh, let their Imen be happy,
 So I will be happy too!  Etc
 And I will be the most blessed father.

 CHOIR
 God of love!  Sweet Imen!
 Come down and bind with mild virtue
 Your chains here down!
 Listen, god of love, our praises:
 Listen, Love, sweet knots binds, Love!

 GLAUCE, GIASONE, CHORUS
 Come Imen!  Sweet Imen!
 Beautiful lovers
 in a cor turn on the divo ardor!
 A serto al capo lor
 D'Immortal myrtle pose!
 Great joys promises love,
 But only for you the heart rests,
 It is only in you, perfect love, etc.

 Recitative 
 
 A HEAD OF GUARDS
 Mr!  Stop a woman
 At your thresholds is:
 His appearance is strange and mysterious:
 A thick veil covers his face,
 It has a short and hard lip to the word.

 CREON
 The name?

 A HEAD OF GUARDS
 I do not know.  His arm was straining to threaten!
 Mr!  Already come!
 We will hear it alfin speaking.

 MEDEA
 It is perhaps here
 What is the safe vil?
 Is it here that love gives joy to the traditor?

  JASON
 Ah!  Which voice!

 CREON
 Who are you?

  MEDEA
 I?  Medea

 GLAUCE, GIASONE, CREONTE, CHORUS
 Medea, Ah!

  MEDEA
 People, no!  You do not have to tremble:
 Trust me.

 (pointing to Jason and Glauce.) 

  For them I am here! 
 CHOIR
 The rea scacciam!
 Ah, no!  Let us flee!
 That here is a disaster!

 MEDEA
 (To Giasone)
 Or speak you!  Why are you silent?
 Nothing you have to say to me, your woman?

  CREON
 Why did you come to my kingdom?

 MEDEA
 With that I can give my pain!
 With my right that I want to get rid of!
 Because Jason is mine!

 JASON
 Are you?  I?
 Really a di
 Your spell overcame me!
 Loose they are from you!

  CREON
 Medea, go!
 Listen for my rule my will.
 It descends on you, not yet enslaved,
 The sun:
 At dawn the sol
 He can find you prison!

  MEDEA
 You threaten me, I threaten too!
 If he is a groom he will be Jason
 To your daughter Glauce
 I swear here
 The bride to tear him away,
 And she strasse like that
 Which eventually dies.

 Air

 CREON
 Here tremar you must, woman rea, wicked sorceress!
 Empy cruel woman!
 Creon in his power
 Of your fatal art the course will stop.
 Fremer you must now
 Of the destination that awaits you:
 Vengeance will come upon you more cruel!
 Below the peaks opens to you
 The infernal bolgia horrendous:
 Doman will be your supreme of!
 Empy cruel sorceress, 
 woman rea without a cor,
 Already the averno asks you!
 Now tremar, woman rea, you must you!
 Doman will be the supreme your day!

 GLAUKE
 Unhappy!

 CHOIR
 Numi!

  CREON
 Trema, impious fatal woman,
 Fosca cruel sorceress!
 Of course, the course will stop!

  GLAUKE
 Unhappy!

 CREON
 Donna rea, you now the infernal bolgia awaits!
 You must swallow the hellfire!
 Fremer you must now of the destination that waits for you

  GLAUKE
 Or heaven!  Sol you can save me!

 CREON
 For you it came ... the supreme your day!

  CHOIR
 Or heaven!  Glauce you can save!

 CREON
 Ah, the day of your fatal came!
 Empyant woman, funereal,
 Crudel, harsh duol, already the averno waits for you!  For you
 The fatal day of mortal broke out!  He is trembling now ... etc.

  (Creon goes out with Glauce.)

  Recitative 

  MEDEA
 Be silent, Giason, and leave the ground unmoved?
 A bitter war is fought in you:
 The new and the old
 Love in you fan war.

 JASON
 Not anymore! 
 Myself one of tradii,
 That day I love you swear!
 Of my valor he was a traitor,
 In the mud, my honor threw!

  MEDEA
 False is your word
 And very cruel:
 Unworthy of Giason!
 Remember the day you
 First time
 When did you see me?
 Dreaming we have heavenly joys on earth,
 Insiem linked in sacred eternal love!
 Did not I watch over your defense?
 Did not I pride your enemies from your enemies?
 And man regal, to give myself to you, disdain?
 Did not my brother sacrifice to you?
 Jason listen!
 Listen, hear again!

 Air

 Your mother's children
 You see won and afflicted,
 Made sad for you,
 And proscribed by you.
 You know how one day I loved you, cruel,
 One day it was dear to you, cruel!  Etc
 Alone here, without love, driven away, painful,
 If ever I appeared,
 I would still be good, etc.
 I would be pitiful!
 The heart did not know the horrendous passions;
 Scorrea the night in good dreams,
 Splendid to me serene the day.
 I was happy,
 I had a father, a nest,
 I gave everything to you;
 Groom back for me!

 Heartless!  I do not want you,
 I forget my disdain;
 Medea implements you here,
 Medea at your feet will stay!
 Have mercy!  For so much love that I wanted to you.
 Come back to me!  Groom back for me!  Etc
 Come back again!  Have mercy!

  Recitative 

  JASON
 Threats, prieghi, duol are vain here!
 Go away from here!
 Creon threatened;
 Remember your talk!
 I gladly wait for the dawn
 My beloved at the thalamus of Glauce.

 Duet

 MEDEA
 Enemies without a heart, smart my rival,
 What straziar you want,
 Of the ogre the gods here I call to witness
 Of the swear my fatal of Olympus still the gods!
 This Imen traditor
 Niun will come to bless you!  No!
 I awaited the gods, bless no one
 This Imen traditor, etc.

 JASON
 Fate or numbers,
 Falling his feral threat:
 Serbate immune each
 From his he sold the king!
 And palace and sacred suol,
 Or of the saved ones each!

 MEDEA, GIASONE
 O fatal fleece d'or,
 Trionfal bitter glory!
 Of blood and crying
 A lot of you have to costar!

  MEDEA
 To make the ingrate I detest,
 Your most raw horrors inspire me, o Colco, you! 

  JASON
 Fatal vulgar vil, cruel from the cor reietta,
 Go away, get out of here!
 Your punishment awaits.

 MEDEA
 Flee? 

  JASON
 You go, from here!

 MEDEA 
  Run away? 

  JASON
 Your punishment awaits, etc.
 Go away!

 MEDEA
 Ah flee!  Flee?
 If this is his destiny, cruel,
 Medea with his flee
 The heart will tear you away!
 Heartless! 

  GIASONE, MEDEA
 O Fatal vello d'or,
 Trionfal bitter glory, etc.

 JASON
 Mighty is the king:
 The disdain you fear you owe it!
 Corinth and his king are,
 O gods, save each one!

 MEDEA
 Never for you will be the nuzial day for you!

 GIASONE, MEDEA
 O you fatal Toson,
 Great dolor gods costar.
 Ah!  Of heroes gentil virtue,
 Great pain of the costar!
 Or fatal fleece d'or! 
 SECOND ACT 

  (A wing of the Creon palace.  
  The temple of Giunone is at the bottom)

 Introduction

 Recitative  

  MEDEA
 Soffrir I can not,
 The offense is too much!
 You want a mother to rip children!
 The shame I suffered from a lie;
 The exile is still nothing for me!
 Only a torment regger I can not:
 Let the children learn to hate their mother,
 It is such pain to suffer I do not know!

  NERIS
 Alas, my lady!

  MEDEA
 What new do you bring me?

 NERIS
 At the royal palace, he shouts proudly
 The people in turmoil:
 With a deadly cry, he calls the most cruel vengeance:
 Blood wants to be from Medea!
 I hate your hatred at your heel!
 Raminga on the ground,
 Cursed up in the sky!
 Do not delay, fast goes;
 Run away or you're lost!

 MEDEA
 I remain!

 NERIS
 You want to stay!  O gods!  He comes!
 Here is already Creon!

 CREON
 Vanne, leave this soil,
 That of the people the right wrath
 It already spills on you!
 Flee, go!  He can save you
 Today my arm,
 Tomorrow maybe more can not!

 MEDEA
 If you cause serious losses,
 My lord, only you,
 Noble king, I will forgive;
 Hoping for you here I stayed.

 CREON
 Not anymore!  Who performed such deeds,
 If you pray,
 Niuno believes him.

 concerted

 MEDEA
 Give almen for mercy
 A kindergarten in Medea!
 In my mister like that
 I will die all alone:
 Happy s'io talor,
 My children, I will see you,
 If I embrace you I will be able to!
 I will forget the menzogner juror from Giason!
 Forgive Jason,
 that the swear betrayed!

 CREON
 With your false flattery
 Do you believe seduce me?

 MEDEA
 I beg your feet!
 Sir, hear my prayer!
 For your children, O king,
 Have mercy on me!

 CREON
 From the kingdom my ten goes!

 MEDEA
 An asil date ... to me, ...

 CREON
 From the kingdom my ten goes!
 Nothing can bend me!

  MEDEA
 Care shores of the Fasi, or my distant homeland!
 Oh, of a good thing I lost
 Sore memory at the thought!

 CREON
 Empia sister, unworthy daughter!
 Ten goes!  Go out of the kingdom, go!

 MEDEA
 Have mercy!
 An asil date to me!

 CREON
 Go out!
 Nothing can bend me;
 I will never have mercy!
 No, nothing can, etc.

 MEDEA
 King of the gods!
 Who gives me such pain,
 Fuggir can not, no,
 The look at your scrutator!

 NERIS
 Flee!

 CHOIR
 Disperdi, or Jupiter you, the harbinger of his feral.
 Never tell the fatal day of the harming premon!
 No, never, etc.

 NERIS
 Stop, if you can,
 The furor his fatal, or heaven!  Etc

 MEDEA
 Prostate to your pious implore,
 O my lord, my king, hear me please, ...

 CREON
 With your false flattery 
 Do you believe seduce me?

  MEDEA
 Mr., my prayer!
 For your children, O king,
 Have mercy on me!

 CREON
 Of the kingdom my ten goes!

 MEDEA
 An asil date to me!  Etc

 CREON
 Of the kingdom my ten goes!
 Nothing can bend me!

 MEDEA
 ebben!  I miss everything!
 I bow to fate!
 Here, in exile I will go,
 I will undergo the destin,
 That gives me my wife!
 But please be late for only one day,
 Ouch, that my sad cor
 Get ready to his destination

 CREON
 You ask another day
 For some new infamy!

 MEDEA
 that I can never do you,
 if the duol fringes my heart?
 How to refuse
 One day to my pain?

 CREON
 I know that from my goodness
 I may have misfortune;
 But I know that in cor
 I do not have the rigor of a tyrant.
 I grant you one day,
 And be done like this
 The desire of the gods!

  MEDEA, NERIS
 Such kind goodness in heaven you compensate!

 CREON
 Of my clemency you triumph,
 But you can have new pain!
 If on the third day
 Still in my kingdom you will be,
 Woe to you!
 Cruel punishment you will have!

 MEDEA
 Oh my father!
 Patrio suol !, or my Colco beloved!

 CREON
 Soon you gods come back
 In Colco what a betrayal !!

 CHOIR
 Make calm at last
 At our sacred suol!

 MEDEA
 King of the gods, Jupiter immortal!
 Who gives me such pain,
 Fuggir can not, no,
 Your eye scrutator!

 NERIS
 Ah no, for heaven!

  CHOIR
 Disperdi, or Jupiter you, etc.

 (Creon goes out with him)

 Recitative  

  NERIS
 Medea, or Medea!
 It's all won and broken!
 I do not hear anymore.
 Who ever suffered like you, Medea?
 Divided by the spouse and the children,
 From earth to earth you have to trista errar,
 Looking for peace without ever finding it!
 My heart is open to your pain;
 Wherever you go, I will follow you loyal.

 Air

 Just a cry with you pour,
 Every grief, every duol will divide with you!  Yes!
 Fedel found me the disaster,
 In death I will be faithful to you,
 As long as I live.
 Dear and unhappy princess,
 Who can refuse to cry to your destiny?
 Unhappy!
 The fate was cruel to you!
 Next to you I will be each one,
 I will cry, with you I will stay,
 I will follow you loyal.
 I will follow you every faithful, with you I will be every faithful,
 In death I will be faithful to you!  I will always be faithful to you!

 Recitative  

  MEDEA
 Creon to me only one day gives?
 He is well;  Medea will know how to use it.
 Morra!  Perish that my rival,
 What made my dearest joys!
 No, serious, more, horrid
 The shot will fall!
 At the cruel point the revenge is par.
 Ah, if a father, if he had brothers!
 That?  Does not have any children?
 Ah, where are you taking me,
 Disdained my heart?

 NERIS
 Go, Medea!  Fosco comes and threatening
 To you Giason!

 MEDEA 
  I want him to talk! 
 JASON
 A strange novel I learned now!
 One day Creon still belongs to you!
 For what reason?  what good is a day for you?

 MEDEA
 Love of mine children make me!

 JASON
 No, my blood and life sooner,
 What to give you the innocent little ones!

 MEDEA
 (among himself)
 Oh joy!  He loves them again!
 Now I know I'll have to!
 Fiction, only you can
 Help give to me!  What a mint!

 Duet

 MEDEA
 My children, my treasures,
 Far be addressed to you, the reo destin calls me!
 Alas!  Never again will I have you with me!
 Never again will I be able to, no, never will I be able to,
 Tighten you tight to the heart!
 I will live far from you, 
 Your father craves it!
 I will die without you,
 No more with you I'll be!
 Without you I will live,
 And Giason who wants it!
 I will die, there, far,
 Never again will I see you again!

 JASON
 Even you can enjoy their dear presence:
 Until your departure, you will remain 
 Near you!

 MEDEA
 Ah, sir!  Yes, gentil favor
 Never will fall from my memory!
 Ouch, my dear treasures! 
 See you again,
 Yes, I can see you,
 Beautiful fruits of love ...
 Love, oh sovereign!

 JASON
 Oh pain!  Oh pensier sad to the heart!

 MEDEA
 Oh justice of Fate!

 JASON
 Oh cruel memory! 

 MEDEA
 O repudiated renunciation!

 JASON
 I try in vain to drive away that thought in vain.

 MEDEA
 (among himself)
 Pay well you will have my false sighs!

 JASON
 I seek in vain , etc.

 MEDEA
 Pay well you will have this my false duol!
 Oh justice!

 JASON
 Sweet love of others!
 O serious pain to the heart!

 MEDEA
 O repudiated renunciation!

 JASON
 I try to drive away that thought from me!
 That thought I do not know how to drive away from me.

 MEDEA
 (among himself)
 Dear pagar you will have to
 These my false sighs!

 JASON
 He will soon come to the altar
 The king for sacrifice:
 Benign to my children pray and the gods want!
 I want to pray heaven,
 That in Medea is propitious!

 MEDEA
 So you go, Giason?  So you leave me?
 Sad goodbye!  Proud duol!

 JASON
 May you be happy!  Etc.

 MEDEA
 From you divided, cruel,
 What joy will I have?

 JASON
 Oh, mother's cry!

 MEDEA
 Thanks to you, right Numis!

 JASON
 I try to get rid of this thought by myself.
 I'm trying to forget
 The sweet ancient love, etc.

 MEDEA
 Dear pay you will have my false sighs,
 My false pain, etc.

 Recitative  

  MEDEA
 (among himself)
 You have ready to listen to my pray:
 Of bitter cry to you I'll be cagion!

 (to Neris)

 O good Neris, go, my children bring me!

 NERIS
 I fear that Jason ...

 MEDEA
 And everyone knows: they are mine for the whole day.

 NERIS
 Why did you still want your children?
 More pain in reviewing them is your pain.

 MEDEA
 Be quiet, and listen to Medea for the last wish.
 Tiara and peplos are known to you,
 Of a gifted magic infernal,
 That Phoebus Apollo is a gift to me;
 Glauce's wedding
 Offer them or you will have to!

 NERIS
 A gift send
 Who is your heart torn to?

 MEDEA
 My secret you will know soon. 
 Hurry!

 Marcia and Coro

 (Medea and Neris on the front of the scene,  
  Creon the procession enter the temple)

 MEDEA
 Ah, sad singing!  In festive sound
 The procession in the temple goes!
 Fatal rejoice!  Invan sing victory here.
 My gift counts death! ...
 Neris, come!

 (they hide)

  CHOIR
 God of love!  Oh, come from heaven!
 Come down to us surrounded by Flowers!

 MEDEA
 Oh, damn these chants each!

 CHOIR
 God of love !, etc.
 God of love, propitious be you!
 Amor, accept our gifts!

 MEDEA
 Those songs, alas!
 Oh infernal rage!

 CHOIR
 Sweet Nume, from the sky make the vow of love!
 Sweet crown Imene, this blessed day!

  MEDEA
 Listen again to my prayer, or gods!

 CHOIR
 Sweet Nume, etc.

 CREON
 Listen to my pray!

  GLAUKE
 Listen to the swear faithful!

 MEDEA
 Ah, you triumph badly!
 If you swan my diadem, the dream goes,
 And death comes to you!

 CREON
 Accept my vote!

 GLAUKE
 Ascend the swear to you!

 JASON
 Imen, listen to my pray!
 Watch over my children!

 MEDEA
 My fury your joy is refined,
 And earth and heaven in its power to drag!

 CHOIR
 Deh, pose to the crin
 Of the sacred myrtle the flower!
 Come down to us, sweet Imen,
 Complete the vows, God of Love, etc.

 MEDEA
 Me, Amor, I'm here too!
 I cling to your altars!  I come to you!
 I still ask for that faith, which Giason swore to me,
 What Jason has betrayed!

 (the procession returns slowly to the Creon palace)

 CHOIR
 Deh, pose to the crin, etc.
 To the happy rite comes, sweet Amor!
 Sweet Imen!
 The virtue of their oaths is eternal!  Etc

 MEDEA
 This promise one day you had it for me, ...
 Amor!  My revenge prepares!  Hymen!
 This promise one day only for me
 He gave you the infidel!
 Smile at my rage, Amor!  Laugh with me!

 (he rushes towards the ara that is at the proscenium,  
  he rips a face). 
 ACT THIRD 


  (A mountainous place, at the end rises a temple)

 Introduction

 (Neris and the two children return to the palace) 

 Recitative  

  MEDEA
 Numi come to me, gods inferi!
 You all who helped my wanting!
 Your strength still helps me,
 You, my job, you must do it.
 The black veil extends into the sky,
 And popol yearns
 And king in his horrible ruin!
 O dear children, my supreme torment,
 I am sacred here
 Of hatred on the other Dive,
 I must never expire your blood!
 Yes!  Your father was that he killed you!
 Vil in the land,
 The heaven is gone,
 You are appressed, alas!  What torment!
 The mother's heart beats in my chest.
 Nature, in vain you speak to me.
 Morir dovran, life is denied to them!
 Voted of the duck
 Erinni al nume!
 His only wish commands me!

 NERIS
 Compiuto was, Medea, your desire;
 The peplum already and the diadem has Glauce.
 It gives you thanks ... but why are you silent?
 Look, it's your children!

  MEDEA
 Children!  Ah!
 Lontan!  Lontan!  Snakes, away from me!
 From my neck far away!  You suffocate me!

 NERIS
 What do you say?

 MEDEA
 Look and even so!  Thus Jason
 Fake has the look!
 To death, come on!

 (Grab the children by raising the dagger)

 No, dear children, no!

 NERIS
 Oh gods of heaven!  What do you want to do?
 Take your hand up
 On your blood?
 Return to you, Medea, come back to you!
 Pel reo will suffer who is without fault?

 MEDEA
 Son won already!
 The war ceased;
 On the edge of mine my cry came back!
 I see them again;
 I hold them tight to me;
 I no longer think of the duol
 That bones me in my bosom;
 Return to the happy
 Say the chorus clear.

 Air  

 Of the proud duol that my heart fringes me,
 Nothing will ever win the orror!  No!  Etc.
 O my children, I love you so much! 
 Ah!  My treasure!
 And I thought to pass you on!
 O Gods of Heaven!  Holy justice!
 It was for you if my man
 From the colpir he rested;
 If the ardor slowed down to the disuman furor!
 Do, or gods, I never want
 This crazy orror!
 Do not allow this fierce torment:
 Far away from me this crazy horror!
 Turn off the horrendous rage, gods righteous!
 To death the accused author of my torment
 Dee penar, dee soffrir: this is enough for my happiness!
 Perjury!
 Ah, the thought of Giason recounts my fury!
 This sol recounts my fury!
 Of the proud duol that my heart fringes, etc.
 And yet I still feel
 To you, looking, alas, reborn my fury!

 Recitative 

  NERIS
 D'amore the ray still in her has died out
 What a short time his children shone,
 And only this will end in the blood!

 MEDEA
 Neris, what have you done with my gift?

 NERIS
 Your diadem Glauce very much liked:
 He called the maids to himself happy and pleased;
 He wanted your gift to decorate the front,
 Because of her Jason
 He was haughty!

 MEDEA
 He kills her, or Numi,
 The wicked jubilation!
 Listen!  That diadem one day
 With my art I endowed arcane strength:
 Mortal poison Glauce will be struggling
 If you place the nice diadem of the crin!

 NERIS
 Medea, bitter well punish you,
 The horrible pain suffice to you!
 Save your children!
 Ah!  It's flying over the day, and soon
 You will be from them divided!

 MEDEA
 And time already!  You save my children!
 Heaven now assists them against me!

 The final 

  MEDEA
 Is that?  I am Medea!
 And I leave them alive?
 What was it?  Where are they?
 My eyes are blind!
 For the sons of Giason, could I have mercy?
 They are my children ..
 If they are children to me,
 Father is Jason to them!
 Unhappy!  Unhappy!
 How can you think 
 to be a mother?
 How can you listen 
 Of the cor the arcane voice?
 How come you can feel maternal and upbeat,
 Maternal and quality at the heart?
 What to do?  Ah!  I will flee.
 I leave my children,
 My beloved blood,
 In the infamous man!
 Preceder and i can,
 It can hurt before me!
 No!  I will do the business
 That fate gave me!
 Oh, dark Erinni!  Relentless goddess!
 Destroy my love and pity in my sen!
 Make the pugnal!
 What a man you escape me!
 Well I'll forget
 A vile instant sol of uncertainty!
 Oh debol cor!  Trembling man!
 You will not always be doubtful!
 The bride of Giason learned from him will have
 Not to be afraid of any crime!
 Oh vile my heart!  Trembling man!  Etc
 No, never, love does not triumph!  Etc 
 CHOIR
 Oh pity of us!
 Horrible revenge!

 MEDEA
 Oh, cry of pain!
 Oh, sweet voice al 
 CHOIR
 Horror!  Traditi siam!
 Oh, fierce vision!

 MEDEA
 Oh, sweet voice to the heart more than the song!

 JASON
 Trista Glauce fedel,
 What a cruel fate, alas,
 This love gave to you!

 CHOIR
 The gloomy sorceress dies!
 O sacra folgor, dove!

 JASON
 That cruel misdeed condemns you to die,
 And take your caress from me!

 MEDEA
 You Glauce cry alone, ruthless!
 And your children?
 Do not you think of them anymore?
 Forget you maybe you
 What am I in power?
 Answer to them the longer you cried again!
 No, suspect you can not,
 Where will the revenge go!
 No more doubts or fear!
 I'll get over,
 I will compile my oppression!
 You're furious, fly to me,
 The lead man already prepares!
 My children, I kill you!
 No longer dubbing or fear, etc.
 You're furious, give me this blood to me!  Etc

 (Medea runs to close in the temple. 
  Giasone and the people rush in riot) 

 JASON
 O ciel, or ciel
 The vil crime punish you will not know?
 Gods, where are the sons?
 Gods, give them back to me!
 Your goodness protect them!
 Oh my faithful Glauce!
 Oh fate fatal!

 CHOIR
 Revenge, right heaven, you will have the horrendous fault!
 Or unfortunate father!
 Let's despise the cruel!

 JASON
 Oppressa falls to the ground,
 Her life is turned off!

 CHOIR
 With his blood, with his torment
 The horrible duol clash will have to!

 JASON
 He will break this duol with his martyr,
 His bloody cowardice
 Discount with his blood will have to!

 CHOIR
 This duol will have to fight!  Etc

 NERIS
 ( leaves the temple)
 Ah, sir, the cruel ...

 JASON
 Speak, come on!

 NERIS
 ... Your woman or in the temple, the cruel, ..

 JASON
 Out of pity, what did he do?

 NERIS
 ..persegue children again!
 It is ready already to wound.

 CHOIR
 Oh gods!
 Oh unnatural mother!

 JASON
 If we are still on time,
 His own, deh, tronchiam!

 (Medea appears on the temple door, wields  
  high the dagger, and is surrounded by the three Eumenides) 

 MEDEA
 Stopping you!
 And your jealous bride is affixed well!

 JASON
 Oh vision of orror!

 CHOIR
 Oh, terror!  Giusti dei!

 JASON
 Barbara!  And my children?

 MEDEA
 They avenged their blood!

 JASON
 What do you do, cruel?

 MEDEA
 And your children!

 JASON
 Gods!

 MEDEA
 I pray to the sacred river! 
 The shade of mine awaits you!

 ( a blaze of flame comes out of the temple) 

 GIASONE, NERIS, CHORUS
 Right heaven!  Oh terror!
 Earth and heaven are flames!
 Fuggiam, fuggiam
 The burning sky,
 The atro duol!
 Already the abyss opens!
 Escape from this inausible suol!  Etc