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Ah! per pieta del mio spavento

Opera details:

Opera title:

Anna Bolena

Composer:

Gaetano Donizetti

Language:

Italian

Synopsis:

Anna Bolena Synopsis

Libretto:

Anna Bolena Libretto

Translation(s):

English Deutsch

Recitative details:

Type:

recitative

Role(s):

Anna Bolena / Lord Percy

Voice(s):

Soprano / Tenor

Act:

1.22

Previous scene: S'ei t'aborre io t'amo ancora
Next scene: Alcun potria ascoltarti

Donizetti: Anna Bolena / Act 1 - "Ah! per pietà del mio spavento"

Singer(s): Jerry Hadley Joan Sutherland

Provided to YouTube by Universal Music Group

Donizetti: Anna Bolena / Act 1 - "Ah! per pietà del mio spavento" · Dame Joan Sutherland · Jerry Hadley · Orchestra of the Welsh National Opera · Richard Bonynge

Donizetti: Anna Bolena

℗ 1988 Decca Music Group Limited

Released on: 1988-05-18

Producer, Recording Producer: Andrew Cornall
Producer, Assistant Producer: Chris Hazell
Studio Personnel, Recording Engineer: James Lock
Studio Personnel, Recording Engineer: Colin Moorfoot
Studio Personnel, Recording Engineer: John Pellowe
Composer: Gaetano Donizetti
Author: Felice Romani

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Libretto/Lyrics/Text/Testo:

ANNA
Per pietà del mio spavento,
Dell'orrore in cui mi vedi,
Cedi ai preghi, al pianto cedi.
Ci divida e terra e mar.
Cerca altrove un cor contento,
Cui non sia delitto amar.

PERCY
Al tuo piè trafitto e spento
Io cadrò, se tu lo chiedi;
Ma ch'io resti mi concedi
Solamente a sospirar.
Presso a te mia fia contento
Il soffrire ed il penar.

English Libretto or Translation:

ANNA:
Riccardo! Ah!
From pity for my fear,
for the horror in which you see me
give way to my please, to my tears give way;
earth and sea divide us.
Seek elsewhere a contentment for your heart
which isn’t a bitter pleasure.

PERCY:
At your feet, pierced and dead
I will fall if you ask for it
but grant only that I remain and sigh
Near to you , suffering and pain
are contentment to me.