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: Legger potessi in me! (Act One)

Singer(s): Maria Callas Giulietta Simionato

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Donizetti: Anna Bolena: Legger potessi in me! · Gianandrea Gavazzeni · Maria Callas · Gianni Raimondi · Nicola Rossi-Lemeni · Giulietta Simionato · Gabriella Carturan · Luigi Rumbo · Plinio Clabassi · Orchestra & Chorus of La Scala · Gaetano Donizetti

Anna Bolena

℗ 2006 Opera d'Oro

Released on: 2001-03-01

Composer: Gaetano Donizetti

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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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