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Piangete voi?

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:

2.17

Previous scene: Chi puo vederia a ciglio
Next scene: Al dolce guidami

Elena Souliotis - Piangete voi... Al dolce guidami... Coppia iniqua ( Anna Bolena )

Singer: Elena Souliotis


Scene,Aria & Cabaletta of Anna
Composer - Gaetano Donizetti
Enrico - Carlo Cava
Giovanna - Marilyn Horne
Percy - Plácido Domingo
Rochefort - Raymond Gibbs
Smeton - Janet Baker
Hervey - Emilio Beleval

Conductor - Henry Lewis
Orchestra - Opera Orchestra of New York
Chorus - Opera Chorus of New York
1966

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Libretto/Lyrics/Text/Testo:

SCENA DODICESIMA
Anna dalla sua prigione. Si presenta in abito negletto, e col capo scoperto; si
avanza lentamente, assorta in profondi pensieri. Silenzio universale.
Le Damigelle la circondano vivamente commosse.
Ella le osserva attentamente; sembra rasserenarsi.


Scena ed Aria Finale

ANNA
Piangete voi? donde tal pianto? … Č questo
Giorno di nozze. Il Re mi aspetta … č acceso,
Infiorato l'altar. - Datemi tosto
Il mio candido ammanto; il crin m'ornate
Del mio serto di rose …
Che Percy non lo sappia - il Re l'impose.

CORO
Oh! memoria funesta!

ANNA
Oh! chi si duole?
Chi parlň di Percy? … Ch'io non lo vegga;
Ch'io m'asconda a' suoi sguardi. - Č vano - Ei viene …
Ei m'accusa … ei mi sgrida. Oh! mi perdona …
Infelice son io. Toglimi a questa
Miseria estrema … Tu sorridi? … oh gioia! …
Non fia, non fia che qui deserta io moia!
Al dolce guidami
Castel natěo,
Ai verdi platani,
Al queto rio
Che i nostri mormora
Sospiri ancor.
Colŕ, dimentico
De' corsi affanni.
Un giorno rendimi
De' miei prim' anni.
Un giorno solo
Del nostro amor.

CORO
Chi puň vederla a ciglio asciutto,
In tanto affanno, in tanto lutto,
E non sentirsi spezzare il cor?

English Libretto or Translation:

Scene 6
Anna comes from her prison. She appears in disordered dress, her head uncovered and moves forward slowly, sunk in deep thought. A universal silence. Servants surround her, strongly moved. She observes them attentively and seems to calm herself.

ANNA:
Are you weeping? whence such tears?
This is a wedding day. The King awaits me…the altar is lit up
and bedecked with flowers. Quickly, give me
my white cloak; decorate my hair
with my crown of roses…
Don't let Percy know of it…
The King demands it.

CHORUS:
Oh! What sad memories!

ANNA:
Oh! Who is mourning?

CHORUS:
Oh! What sad memories!

ANNA:
Oh! who is mourning?
Who spoke of Percy?…Don't let me see him.
Let me hide from his gaze. It is no use. He is coming…
He accuses me…he decries me. Oh! forgive me…
I am unhappy. Take me from this extreme misery.
Are you smiling? Oh joy! Don't let me die,
don't let me die alone.
Guide me to the sweet mansion of my birth,
to the green plane-trees
to the quiet river,
that still murmers
with our sighs.
There, I forget
the streams of anguish,
give me back one day
of my early years,
just one day
of our love.

CHORUS:
Who can see her dry eyed
in such anguish, in such mourning
and not feel their heart break?

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