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Legger potessi in me

Opera details:

Opera title:

Anna Bolena

Composer:

Gaetano Donizetti

Language:

Italian

Synopsis:

Anna Bolena Synopsis

Libretto:

Anna Bolena Libretto

Translation(s):

English Deutsch

Aria details:

Type:

aria

Role(s):

Anna Bolena

Voice(s):

Soprano

Act:

1.07a

Previous scene: Come innocente giovane
Next scene: Non v'ha sguardo ci sia dato

Donizetti: Anna Bolena - Tragedia lirica in due atti / Act 1 - Legger potessi in me! Non v'ha...

Singer(s): Patricia Kern Beverly Sills Shirley Verrett

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Donizetti: Anna Bolena - Tragedia lirica in due atti / Act 1 - Legger potessi in me! Non v'ha sguardo (Anna, Smeton, Giovanna) · Beverly Sills · Patricia Kern · Shirley Verrett · London Symphony Orchestra · Julius Rudel

Donizetti: Anna Bolena

℗ 1973 MCA Records Inc.

Released on: 1973-01-01

Composer: Gaetano Donizetti
Author: Felice Romani

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Libretto/Lyrics/Text/Testo:

ANNA
Legger potessi in me!

Cavatina

Non v'ha sguardo a cui sia dato
Penetrar nel mesto core:
Mi condanna il crudo fato
Non intesa a sospirar.
Ah! se mai di regio soglio
Ti seduce lo splendore.
Ti rammenta il mio cordoglio,
Non lasciarti lusingar.

GIOVANNA
(Alzar gli occhi in lei non oso,
Non ardisco favellar.)

CORO
(Qualche istante di riposo
Possa il sonno a lei recar.)

Anna parte accompagnata da Seymour e dalle ancelle.
L'adunanza si scioglie a poco a poco.
La scena si sgombra, e non rimane dei lumi che una gran lampada, la quale rischiara la sala.

English Libretto or Translation:

ANNA:
Could you but read it within me!
To no gaze has it been granted
to penetrate this sad heart;
An incomprehensible
cruel fate condemns me
to sigh in sorrow.
Ah! if ever the splendour
of the royal throne
seduces you,
remember my pain
don’t let yourself be dazzled.

JANE:
(I dare not raise my eyes to her,
nor can I make bold to speak)

CHORUS:
(A few moments of rest
might give her some sleep.)

(Anna leaves, accompanied by Seymour and by the maids. The company depart gradually. The stage empties and there remains no light but one large lamp stand which lights the room.)

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