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Vivi tu te ne scongiuro

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):

Lord Percy

Voice(s):

Tenor

Act:

2.14

Previous scene: Tu pur dannato a morte
Next scene: Nel veder la tua costanza

Vivi tu, te ne scongiuro - Gregory Kunde - Anna Bolena (Amsterdam, 1989)

Singer: Gregory Kunde

Anna Bolena
Giovanna
Enrico VIII
Riccardo Percy
Smeton
Lord Rochefort
Sir Harvey


Nelly Miricioiu
Chyntia Clarey
Jean-Philippe Courtis
Gregory Kunde
Helene Schneidermann
Mark Glanville
James Doing

Radio Symfonie Orkest
Groot Omroep Koor
Conductor: Kenneth Montgomery
Amsterdam, Koninklijk Concertgebouw, 9 December 1989

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Libretto/Lyrics/Text/Testo:

PERCY
E me sì vile ci tiene
Che viver voglia, io reo, quando ella more,
Ella innocente! A lui ritorna, e digli
Ch'io ricusai l'obbrobrioso dono.

HERVEY
Che ascolto?
a Rochefort
Voi?

ROCHEFORT
Pronto al supplizio io sono.
si getta nelle braccia di Percy

PERCY
Vivi tu, te ne scongiuro,
Tu men tristo, e men dolente;
Cerca un suolo in cui securo
Abbia asilo un innocente;
Cerca un lido in cui vietato
Non ti sia per noi pregar.
Ah! qualcuno il nostro fato
Resti in terra a lagrimar.

ROCHEFORT
Oh! Percy! dite men forte,
Men costante non son io.

HERVEY
Risolvete.

ROCHEFORT
Udisti …

PERCY e ROCHEFORT
Morte.

HERVEY
Sian divisi.

PERCY e ROCHEFORT
Amico! … addio.

English Libretto or Translation:

PERCY:
And does he hold me to be so cowardly,
so false, that I would want to live when she dies,
she who is innocent! Return to him and tell him
that I refuse such a deadly gift.
Tell him that in this heart
the flame is as sacred as my love is pure
which is born of virtue, tell him that in my heart
amidst my woes, honour speaks.
Come, unhappy friend, this is the only comfort
which remains to me,
to embrace you and die.
Alas, restrain your tears.
Preserve yourself so that you can remember the dreadful fate
of us both, and then let the knowledge console you
that Percy, after the last innocent embrace
of tender friendship
thinking of her, of her…at least died, with her name
on his lips and moreover, in his heart.
Live, I entreat you,
seek a land less sad
less painful, in which an innocent man
might have safe asylum;
seek a shore in which it might not be forbidden to you
to pray for us.
Ah! let someone remain on earth
to bewail our fate.

ROCHEFORT:
Oh Percy! I am no less strong,
No less constant than you.

HERVEY:
Have you decided?

ROCHEFORT:
You heard…

ROCHEFORT and HERVEY:
Death.

HERVEY:
Let them be separated.

PERCY and ROCHEFORT:
Friend!…farewell.

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