Don Pasquale Libretto
English Translation

Characters:
DON PASQUALE (Low)
ERNESTO, his nephew (Tenor)
Doctor MALATESTA (Baritone)
NORINA, a young widow, her sister (Soprano)
A NOTARO (Low)

Servitude in the home of Don Pasquale




ACT ONE

Room in Don Pasquale's house, with door at the end of the common entrance, and two doors
side that drive to the interior apartments

FIRST SCENE

DON PASQUALE
walking with the watch in your hand
Son nov'ore; return the Doctor be dovria.
listening
Shut up! ... Parmi ...
It's fantasy ...
Perhaps the wind blew.
What a mouthful of pill,
nephew, I prepare you!
Vo call me Don Somaro
if to see I do not show it to you.

MALATESTA
inside
It is allowed?

DON PASQUALE
Forward, forward.


SECOND SCENE

DON PASQUALE
So? ...

MALATESTA
Shut up, carefully.

DON PASQUALE
I shake him impatiently. The bride?

MALATESTA
He found himself.

DON PASQUALE
Blessed!

MALATESTA
(What a babbione!)
Just what it takes.
Listen, in two words, the portrait is there.

DON PASQUALE
They are all eyes, all ears,
silent, careful to hear you I'm.

MALATESTA
Beautiful as an angel
in pilgrim land,
fresh as the lily
that opens in the morning,
eye that speaks and laughs,
look that the cores conquer,
crown that wins the ebony,
smile incantator.

DON PASQUALE
Similar bride! Oh, rejoicing!
Do not head in the chest.

MALATESTA
Alma innocent, naive,
that he himself ignores;
unparalleled modesty,
goodness that falls in love with you.
To the pitiful pitiful,
gentle, sweet, loving,
the cel gave birth to it
to make a heart happy.

DON PASQUALE
Oh jubilation! Family?

MALATESTA
Agiata, honest.

DON PASQUALE
The name?

MALATESTA
Malatesta.

DON PASQUALE
Will you be your relative?

MALATESTA
Far away a little ... It's my sister.

DON PASQUALE
Oh joy! And when to see it,
when do you let me?

MALATESTA
Tonight on the twilight.

DON PASQUALE
Tonight? Now, now.
For heaven's sake, Doctor!

MALATESTA
Stop your ardor, quetavi, calm down.
Soon here will come.

DON PASQUALE
Really?

MALATESTA
Get ready, and I bring you here.

DON PASQUALE
Oh dear!

MALATESTA
Calm down. But you hear ...

DON PASQUALE
Do not be silent ...

MALATESTA
Yes but.

DON PASQUALE
There is not but, run,
or dead helmet here.
Ah! an unusual focus
I feel myself,
but resist
I can not anymore.
Of the old age
I forget the ailments,
I feel young
like twenty years.
Deh! dear, hurry up,
Come marry!
Here are some dolls
half a dozen
already I was born,
already I grow up,
to me around
I'm joking.

RECITATIVE AND DUET

I am born again.
Or talk to your grandchild:
To do the little brain
see what you earn.
Here it is.


SCENE THIRD

DON PASQUALE
Come in time.
I was about to send you to call.
Favorite.

DON PASQUALE
I do not want to make you one
sermon,
I ask you for a minute of attention.

It's true or not true
that, it will be two months,
I give you the hand of an old maid
noble, rich and beautiful?

ERNESTO
It's true.

DON PASQUALE
Promising you too
a nice assignment,
and at my death, how much do I possess?

ERNESTO
It's true.

DON PASQUALE
Threatening, in case of refusal,
disinherit yourself, and, in the face of all hope,
to admire me, if it is necessary?

ERNESTO
It's true.

DON PASQUALE
Well, the bride who suffers, two months ago,
I offer it again.

ERNESTO
No! I can; I love Norina,
my fed is busy ...

DON PASQUALE
Yes, with a broken one.

ERNESTO
Respect a poor young woman,
but honored and virtuous.

DON PASQUALE
Are you really determined?

ERNESTO
Irrevocably.

DON PASQUALE
Well, think about finding accommodation.

ERNESTO
So you drive me away?

DON PASQUALE
Your obstinacy
of every commitment it melts me.
Fate of
provide you: I take a wife.

ERNESTO
Will you take a wife?

DON PASQUALE
Yes, sir.

ERNESTO
You?,..

DON PASQUALE
That one in flesh and blood.

ERNESTO
Forgive the surprise ...
(Oh this is big!)
Do you take a wife?

DON PASQUALE
impatiently
I said it and I repeat it.
lo, Pasquale da Corneto,
landowner, here present,
here in the flesh,
I announce the high honor of you
that I'm going to admire.

ERNESTO
You are joking.

DON PASQUALE
Joke a horn,
you will see it at the new day.
I am, it is true, seasoned,
but very well preserved,
and by force and vigor
I feel like lending it.
You, meanwhile, gentleman,
get ready to evict.

ERNESTO
(It took this mania
my plans to overturn!
Sweet and chaste dream
of my first years, goodbye.
Longing for riches and splendor
just for you, mine:
poor, abandoned,
fallen in low state,
first to see you miserable,
dear, I surrender to you.)

DON PASQUALE
(But veh, what an original '
What a stubborn tanghero!
Now, I'm bad,
I understand you:
Well I know where the pains,
but it is he who wants it,
not others himself
he inculpates of it!)

ERNESTO
after a short break
Two words still flying,

DON PASQUALE
All here to listen to you.

ERNESTO
Ingannar can only be one:
you would do well to advise you.
Doctor Malatesta
he is a serious, honest person

DON PASQUALE
I have it for that.

ERNESTO
Consult it.

DON PASQUALE
And already beautiful and consulted.

ERNESTO
Do you advise against it?

DON PASQUALE
On the contrary,
it encourages me, it is enchanted.

ERNESTO
colpitissimo
Such as? Such as? Oh, this then ...

DON PASQUALE
confidentially
Indeed, to say it here among us,
the ... do you understand? ... the spinster,
but ... silence! .., is his sister.

ERNESTO
agitated
His sister! What ever I hear! Doctor?

DON PASQUALE
Of the doctor.

ERNESTO
(Ah, he makes me the beggar,
I lose the one I love,
in whom I believed to be a friend,
ah! I will discuss a traitor!
Of all comfort free,
poor, what do I live?
Ah! no martyr is given
egual to my martor!)

DON PASQUALE
(Friend is nice and cooked,
in stone he has changed;
not breathing does not make a motto,
drowns the crepacuor.
He's getting on, he's fine with it,
he has what suits him.
Learn the foiled
to make the beautiful mood.)

depart


FOURTH SCENE
Room in Norina's house

NORINA
reading
"I look at the knight
in the middle of his heart he was pierced,
he bent his knee and said:
I am your cavalier!
And so much was in that look
tasty of paradise,
that the Cavalier Riccardo,
all of love conquered,
he swore that to another never
I do not want to think about it. "
Ah, ah! Ah, ah!
I know magic virtue too
of a time and place guard,
I know how they burn themselves
slow-focus choirs;
of a short smile
I also know the effect,
of liar tear,
of an immediately languor.
I know the thousand ways
of love frauds,
the easy ways and the arts
to lure a cor.
I have a weird head,
I'm ready, lively ...
I like to shine
I like joking.
If I mount in fury,
I'm rarely at the sign,
but in laughter the indignation
I'll soon be able to change it.
I have a weird head,
but excellent core.


Recitative and Duet
Final I

NORINA
And the Doctor can not be seen!
Oh, what an impatience!
Of the romanzetto warp
to gabbar Don Pasquale,
hurry and touch me quickly,
little or nothing I understood,
and or the appearance ...
A servant enters. he gives her a letter and leaves
The man d'Ernesto ... I tremble.
law, of nods of surprise, then of consternation
Oh! me petty!


SCENE FIFTH

MALATESTA
Good new, Norina,
our stratagem ...

NORINA
I wash my hands.

MALATESTA
Such as? Wich was?

NORINA
handing him the letter
Read.

MALATESTA
reading
"Mia Norina, I am writing to you
with death in the heart ,,.
I will do it alive.
"Don Pasquale, outflanked
from that rascal. "(Thanks!)
"From that double face of the Doctor,
he marries his sister,
he drives me out of his house,
finally let me go.
Love imposes me
to renounce to you;
I leave Rome today,
and as soon as possible Europe.
Goodbye. Be happy; this
it is my ardent vow. Your Ernesto.>,
The usual crazy things!

NORINA
But if he starts!

MALATESTA
He will not leave, I assure you.
In four jumps
they are from him, from our plot
I put it aside, and it remains,
and with a lot of cor,

NORINA
But this plot
can you know what it is?

MALATESTA
To punish the nephew,
who oppose his cravings
Don Pasqual decided to take a wife.

NORINA
Already you said.

MALATESTA
Now, well, my doctor,
see so firm in the proposal,
tactical change, and soon
in your interest, and in that of Ernesto,
I put myself in secondary.
Don Pasquale knows
that I hold a sister in the convent,
I'll pass you by that,
he does not know you, and I present to you
at first you prevent me;
he sees you, stays cooked.

NORINA
It's fine.

MALATESTA
Hot warm visposa.
My cousin ranch
he will do us from Notaro ... to the rest then
it's up to you to think about it.
You make him despair ... the old man goes crazy,
we have it at our discretion ... Allor ...

NORINA
Enough, I understand.

MALATESTA
It's fine.

NORINA
I am ready; even if I do not miss you
to the love of dear good.
I'll cheat, I'll do scenes,
I know what I have to do.

MALATESTA
You know if d'Ernesto
I am a friend, and I want them well;
only tends our cheating
Don Pasquale a corbellar.

N0RINA
We are intended; I take commitment.

MALATESTA
the part now teaches you.

N0RINA
Do you want me fair?

MALATESTA
No.

NORINA
Do you want me sad?

MALATESTA
No, no, the part is not this.

NORINA
I have to cry?

MALATESTA
No, no.

NORINA
Or shout?

MALATESTA
No, the part is not this.
Take a moment to listen.
Convien do the simplicetta.

NORINA
The simple? I can teach this lesson.

MALATESTA
Now the part, behold, I teach you.
Wrong neck, narrow mouth.

MALATESTA AND NORINA
Let's try this other action.

NORINA
contraffacendosi
I'm ashamed ... I'm a spinster ...

MALATESTA
Brava, brava, bricconcella '
That's fine.
Wrong neck.

NORINA
So...

MALATESTA
Brava. Narrow mouth.

NORINA
So...

MALATESTA
Oh, blessed! That's fine.

MALATESTA AND NORINA
I go, I run to the great trial.
Yes, we run. Full I have the core of daring.
To that old man, affe, the head
this time he has to turn around.

NORINA
I begin to revenge.
That old man reverberates
my votes in vain contrast.
I told him so much,
I'll know it, I'll see you.

MALATESTA
Screams and whistles the storm,
I see the lightning, the thunder listening;
the lightning briefly
we will hear to becoppiar.




SECOND ACT

FIRST SCENE
Room in Don Pasquale's house

ERNESTO
Poor Ernesto!
From the uncle driven out,
from all abandoned,
I was a friend,
and an enemy cover
in him,
that to 'damage my conspiracy.
Perder Norina, oh God!
Well I did to her
to express my senses in a paper.
Now in the other district
the gram days to drag on.

I will look for distant land
where unknown gemer,
there I will live with my heart in war
deploring the well-lost.
But neither fate to me enemy,
ne between mountains and sea,
will be able, sweet friend,
from my core cancel.
And if it does that to another object
you ask the core one day,
if ever let me have a new affection
extinguish the ancient ardor in you,
do not fear an unhappy one
you perjure accuse me in heaven;
if you are, my dear, happy,
your faithful will be paid.
part


SECOND SCENE

Scene and Terzetto

DON PASQUALE
to the servant
When you have introduced
Dr. Malatesta and who is with him,
remember well, no one has more to enter;
trouble if you let the delivery break.
Now go. For a man about seventy,
(shut up ... I do not feel like my bride)
Convien to say that I am quick and well carrying.
With this boccon then of toilette ...
Some come ... Here they are.
I recommend you, Hymen.


SCENE THIRD

MALATESTA
leading Norina by the hand
Come on, come on.

NORINA
I just regret ...
I tremble all ...

MALATESTA
V'inoltrate.

In the act he sent Norina, he mentions Don Pasquale di
get yourself unavailable. Don Pasquale huddles up

NORINA
Ah! Brother, do not leave me.

MALATESTA
Do not be afraid. Come, be uprooted, go ahead.

NORINA
For pity!

MALATESTA
Fresh convent exit,
the disturbance is natural;
it is naturally wild,
tune it to you you are.

NORINA
(She's seeing, or old crazy,
I need you as it goes.)

DON PASQUALE
Moves, voice, posture,
everything is in her simplicity.
I declare it a great portent
if the beauty responds!

MALATESTA
Moves, voice, posture,
everything is in her simplicity.

NORINA
Ah brother!

MALATESTA
Do not be afraid.

NORINA
A single star hurts me.

MALATESTA
My dear, you are not alone;
I'm here, there's Don Pasquale.

NORINA
Such as? A man! Oh, me petty:
soon, let's go, get away from here.
(He's seeing, old crazy,
who I serve you as it goes.)

DON PASQUALE
How dear and modestine
in its simplicity.

MALATESTA
(How sly, malandrina!
Go crazy will do it.)


Scene and Quartet - Final II

MALATESTA
in Norina
Do not be afraid, it's Don Pasquale,
master and my friend, the king of the gentlemen.

Don Pasquale gets confused in bows

MALATESTA
in Norina
Respond to the greeting.

NORINA
he reverently without looking at Don Pasquale
Thanks, servant.

DON PASQUALE
(O ciel, the foot, what a beautiful hand!)

MALATESTA
(It is already cooked at this time.)

NORINA
(Oh, that bag!)

MALATESTA
to Don Pasquale
How about?

DON PASQUALE
(It's a charm, but that veil ...)

MALATESTA
Not oseris, I am sure,
with a semblant uncovered
talk to a man.
Before the interrogate,
see if in the tastes you meet,
next vedrem.

DON PASQUALE
(I understand.Andiam, courage.)
in Norina
Given that I have the advantage ...
becomes confused
Indeed, Mr. Brother ...
Dr. Malatesta ... that is, he wanted to say ...

MALATESTA
(He loses his head.)
in Norina
Answer.

NORINA
advancing and reverently
Son serva, a thousand thanks.

DON PASQUALE
get up and match, you can sit down again, in Norina
He wanted to say that in the evening
the lady will love the company.

NORINA
Not at all: at the convent
it was always sunny.

DON PASQUALE
Sometimes at the theater?

NORINA
I do not know what it is, nor know how long it is.

DON PASQUALE
Feelings that I praise.
But time, we need to pass it somehow.

NORINA
Sew, ricamar, make the sock,
look after the kitchen:
time passes soon.

MALATESTA
(Ah, malandrina!)

DON PASQUALE
stirring in the chair
(It's right for me!)
to the Doctor
That ve for charity!

MALATESTA
in Norina
Dear Sofronia,
remove that veil.

NORINA
ashamed
I dare not ... in the face of a man.

MALATESTA
I command you.

NORINA
I obey, brother.
the veil is removed

DON PASQUALE
after looking at her, suddenly rising and giving back like frightened
Mercy!

MALATESTA
Wich was? of you...

DON PASQUALE
A bomb in the middle of the core.
agitated
For heaven's sake, Doctor, tell her if she wants me.
anxiously
I miss the words,
sudo, chill ... I'm dead!

MA LATESTA
Way, courage, it seems well disposed: now I speak to you.
in Norina
My dear sister, you say .., you would like .., in short,
that gentleman...
he mentions Don Pasquale
you like it?

NORINA
with a glance at Don Pasquale, who is ringing
To say it, I'm in awe ...

MALATESTA
Courage.

NORINA
shyly
Yup.
(You are also the great babbione!)

MALATESTA
returning to Don Pasquale
Allows: it's yours.

DON PASQUALE
with transport
Oh jubilation! Lucky me!

NORINA
(You'll see it soon!)

DON PASQUALE
to the Doctor
Or early for notary.

MALATESTA
For all valid cases
I caught mine
in the antechamber:
I'll introduce it.
goes out

DON PASQUALE
Oh dear!
That Doctor thinks of everything.

MALATESTA
returning with the notary
Here is the notary.


FOURTH SCENE
Don Pasquale and Norin seated. The servants place in the middle of the scene
a table with the need to write. Above the table a bell.
Notaro greets, sits and prepares to write. The Doctor standing on the right
of the Notaro, as dictated by him.

MA LATESTA
Between one side, etcetera,
Sofronia Malatesta,
domiciled, etcetera
with all that remains.
And on the other hand, etcetera
Pasquale da Corneto, etcetera.

Notaro
etcetera.

MALATESTA
With titles according to the usual ...

Notaro
.. 'eto.

MALATESTA
Both here present,
willing and willing ...

Notaro
... bodies.

MALATESTA
A marriage in order
to tighten it goes.

DON PASQUALE
to the notary
You have put?

Notaro
I put.

DON PASQUALE
It's fine.
Write down below.
as dictating
Which prefix, etcetera,
of what he has
in furniture and buildings,
gives among the living and yields
to the aforesaid, etcetera,
his beloved wife
as of now half.

Notaro
It is written.

DON PASQUALE
And intends and orders ...

Notaro
... na.

DON PASQUALE
Which is recognized ...

Notaro
... uta.

DON PASQUALE
In this house and out ...

Notaro
..ori.

DON PASQUALE
Mistress wide, absolute,
and be it from everyone and everyone in the revered home ...

Notaro
eng ...

DON PASQUALE
served and obeyed ...

Notaro
... ita.

DON PASQUALE
With zeal and loyalty.

MALATESTA AND NORINA
to Don Pasquale
Reveal your core
this act of goodness.

Notaro
The contract is extended.
The signatures ...

DON PASQUALE
Here is mine.
subscribing with vivacity

MALATESTA
leading Norma to the table with sweet violence
Dear sister, now,
it is about segnar.

Notaro
I do not see the witnesses,
only one can not be.
While Norma is about to sign, I hear Ernesto's voice from the front door.
Norina drops the pen.

ERNESTO
inside
Back, rascals,
back; I want to enter.

NORINA
Ernesto! Or really
it comes to me trembling!

MALATESTA
Ernesto! And he knows nothing;
it can all ruin!


SCENE FIFTH
Ernesto, without paying any attention to the others, goes straight to Don Pasquale

ERNESTO
to Don Pasquale, with vivacity
Pria di partir, sir,
I come to say goodbye,
and like an evildoer
I am content to enter!

DON PASQUALE
to Ernesto
He was in business: come
but you are on the point.
To make the wedding
a witness was missing.
turning to Norina
Now come the bride.

ERNESTO
astonished
(What I see? O ciel, Norma!
I seem to dream!)

MALATESTA
to Ernesto
(For heaven's sake,
you want to rush us.)

DON PASQUALE
The bride is that

ERNESTO
But this can not be.

MALATESTA
takes Ernesto unavailable
(Son, do not make me scenes,
it's all for your own good:
If you want Norma to lose
you only have to follow.
Ernesto would like to talk
Second the comedy, and leave far.)

ERNESTO
Sophronia! his sister!
I start to go crazy.

NORINA
Now, really
it makes me tremble.

MALATESTA
turning to the party
This contract therefore
go to ultimar.
The doctor leads to underwrite first
Norina then Ernesto

Notaro
bringing the bride and groom together
You are husband and wife.

DON PASQUALE
(I feel a liquefar.)

NORINA AND MALATESTA
(It's nice to start.)
As soon as the contract is signed, Norma takes a natural, daring behavior without imprudence

DON PASQUALE
in the act of embracing Norina
Nice!

NORINA
rejecting it gently
Adagio a little:
Calmit that great fire.
You ask for a license.

DON PASQUALE
with submission
Do you agree?

NORINA
No.
Notario withdraws

ERNESTO
Ah! Ah!

DON PASQUALE
with anger
What's laughter, impertinent?
Leave immediately, immantinente,
away, out of the house ...

NORINA
with contempt
Oibò! Rustic and rustic ways
that tolerate I do not know.
to Ernesto
Stay tuned.
to Don Pasquale
Other ways I will learn you.

DON PASQUALE
dismayed
Doctor!

MALATESTA
by imitating
Don Pasquale!

DON PASQUALE
And another one!

MALATESTA
Son of salt!

DON PASQUALE
What will you say!

MALATESTA
Calm yourself, feel I will do it.

ERNESTO AND NORINA
(In my faith, laughing
stop me more I do not know)

NORINA
to Don Pasquale
A man you decrepit,
what you heavy and fat,
condur can not a young person
Decently walking.
I need an arm.
hinting Ernesto
He will be my knight.

DON PASQUALE
Oh! then, excuse me,
oh, this can not be.

NORINA
coldly
It can not be! Why?

DON PASQUALE
resolute
Because we want.

NORINA
with ischerno
Do not you want it?

DON PASQUALE
No.

NORINA
No?
making himself at Don Pasquale, with affectionate sweetness
My idol, I beg you
forget this word.
I want, by your rule,
with increasing emphasis
I want, I say it alone.
Everyone obeying here must,
I alone have to command.

DON PASQUALE
Doctor!

MALATESTA
(Here's the critical moment.)

ERNESTO
(Let's see what he can do.)

DON PASQUALE
But ... but this can not be.

NORINA
I do not want to reply.

DON PASQUALE
hinting Ernesto
This ... can not.

NORINA
testily
What but? Taci, fool.

DON PASQUALE
the? You!

MALATESTA
(Let's see what he can do.)

NORINA
with a threat to Don Pasquale
I tried to get you
so far with the good ones.
I'll know, if you tick me,
hands to work.

Don Pasquale gives back terrified

DON PASQUALE
Dream? ... Veglio? ... Things been?
Calci? ... Slap? ... Brava! Well!
Good for me who warned me.
Or vedrem what's wrong!
Be careful, Don Pasquale,
it is a woman who is trembling!

MALATESTA
(He stood there petrified.
It looks like a man who is short of breath.)

NORINA AND ERNESTO
(Watch or dream, he does not know well.
He has no blood in his veins.)

MALATESTA
Don Pasquale, way, courage,
you are not dismaying.

NORINA
(Or the friend, I miss him badly,
it will be able to capacit.)

ERNESTO
(Or the tangle, I miss it badly,
I begin to decipher,)

Norina goes to the table, takes the bell, and plays violently. Within a servant

N0RINA
to the servant
Immantinent meeting
the servitude here I want.
The servant departs

DON PASQUALE
(What do you want from my people?)

MALATESTA
(Another cheat arises.)

There are two servants and a Butler

NORINA
Ah, ah, ah, ah!
Three in all! It's fine,
there is little to contar.
To you:
to the Butler
From what you seem to me,
you are the butler.
The Butler bows
Immediately I start you
pay to double.
The Butler gets confused in bows
Now watch for orders,
that I have to give.
New easement
think about providing me;
both fresh and beautiful people,
such as to make us honorable.

DON PASQUALE
in Norina, with anger
Then when it will have finished ...

NORINA
I have not finished yet.
to the Butler
A pair of woods
tomorrow in the stable:
as for the horses then,
I leave the choice to you.

DON PASQUALE
Then, when it will have finished ...

NORINA
I have not finished yet.

DON PASQUALE
Well.

MALATESTA
Better.

NORINA
The house is badly arranged.

DON PASQUALE
The House?

NORINA
I want you to redo the mail;
are antiques the furniture,
it must be renewed;
there are many other things
urgent, imperious,
a hairdresser to choose,
a tailor, a jeweler ...

DON PASQUALE
with concentrated anger
Have you ever finished?

MALATESTA
to Ernesto
See? .., do you hear? ... Better!
What do you think?

DON PASQUALE
Still ... ebben ... that? ...
If ... I ... you ...
Have you still finished?

NORINA
Do things in order,
we will not be burl.

MALATESTA AND ERNESTO
(Start blinking.)

DON PASQUALE
But I say ...
(I'm about to squash ...)
The Butler leaves with the servants
Who pays?

NORINA
Oh beautiful! You.

DON PASQUALE
To say it here among us
I do not pay mica.

NORINA
No?

DON PASQUALE
warmed up
No! Are they or are they not master?

NORINA
with contempt
You make me pity.
Master I command?

MALATESTA
interposing
Sister...

NORINA
to Don Pasquale, with growing fury
I am sending you ...

ERNESTO
(Well!)

NORINA
You are a rude, a tanghero.

ERNESTO
(Better!)

DON PASQUALE
with spite
It's true, I married you ...

NORINA
A foolhardy fool ...

DON PASQUALE
the? You alone are crazy!
I'm here the master ...

MALATESTA
For heaven's sake, brother-in-law!

NORINA
You are a villain
that soon to reason
put back I'll know.

Don Paquale is beside himself

DON PASQUALE
Son betrayed, mocked,
a thousand fury I have inside my chest,
this early hell
I do not want to bear it.

NORINA
plan to Ernesto
Now you see, ungrateful heart,
that your suspicion was unfair,
only love told you
this part to recite.
Don Pasquale, poor man!
It is near to drown.

ERNESTO
in Norina
I am, or dear, sincerely,
momentary was The suspect,
only love told you
this part to recite.
Don Pasquale, poor man!
It is near to drown.

MALATESTA
to Don Pasquale
You are a little heated,
my brother-in-law, go to bed.
I'm stunned, I'm angry,
He has this with me to do.
to lovers
Yes, Don Pasquale, poor man!
You do not see love.

DON PASQUALE
in Norina, ironic
The house is badly arranged,
are antiques the furniture ...
A lunch for fifty,
a tailor, a jeweler,
the house, the lunch ...

NORINA
with spite
Yup.

DON PASQUALE
Son betrayed, mocked,
a thousand fury I have inside my chest.
From anger, from spite,
I'm close to suffocating.




ACT THIRD
Room in Don Pasquale's house. Scattered on the tables, on the chairs, on the ground items
of women's clothing, clothes, hair, furs, scarves, laces, cartoons etc.


FIRST SCENE
Don Pasquale, sitting in utmost consternation in front of a full table
full of lists and invoices; various servants in attention. From Donna Norina's apartment
a periwinder comes out with comb, pomades, powder, irons to curl, etc. Araversa the scene, and away for the middle door. Servants and maidens who come and go.

WAITER
Diamonds, soon, soon.

SERVO
proclaiming
The headset.

WAITRESS
Come forward.
The bonnet, carrying a pile of cartons, is introduced into Donna Norina's apartment

ANOTHER SERVANT
with fur, bunch of flowers, etc. delivering to a servant
All this in the carriage.

WAITERS AND SERVANTS
The fan, the veil,
the gloves, soon, soon.
The horses at the moment
order to attack.

DON PASQUALE
What a tide, what a daze!
It's a house to go crazy!
It runs away all


Recitative and Duet

DON PASQUALE
the notes are exaggerated
Let's see: the modist
hundred scudi, Forced!
To the coachbuilder
six hundred. Few things!
Twentieth century to the jeweler.
For horses ..,
throws the notes with irritation and gets up
At the devil the horses,
the merchants and the wedding!
thinks
For a little while you last it this way,
my dear Don Pasquale,
see you soon at the hospital!
What this grangala will want to say!
Come out alone at this time,
in the first wedding day?
I must oppose it at all costs and prevent it.
But ... it's easy to say:
She has some eyes,
certainly act as sultana! ...
Anyway, I want to try.
If then the attempt fails ...
Here it is: to us.


SECOND SCENE
Norina enters running and, regardless of Don Pasquale,
He's about to leave. She is dressed in a great gala, fan in hand

DON PASQUALE
Miss, in such a hurry,
where are you going, would you like to tell me?

NORINA
It is something that is said early:
at the theater to have fun.

DON PASQUALE
But her husband, with his peace,
do not want to drink sometimes.

NORINA
laughing
The husband sees and is silent;
when he speaks he does not listen ...

DON PASQUALE
imitating
Do not you listen?
with increasing bile
Not to put me to the test,
miss, the council:
Go to your room at the moment,
she will remain in the house.

NORINA
with air of motteggio
To keep quiet and not to make scenes
for my part the enchantment;
go to bed, sleep well,
then tomorrow we will talk.
he goes out

DON PASQUALE
interposing between her and the door
Not born.

NORINA
ironic
Really!

DON PASQUALE
I'm tired.

NORINA
I'm sick.

DON PASQUALE
Not born.

NORINA
I do not listen to you.

DON PASQUALE
I'm tired.

NORINA
I'm sick.

DON PASQUALE
Civettella!

NORINA
with great heat
Naughty!
he gives him a slap
Take that well up!

DON PASQUALE
(It's over, Don Pasquale,
you've broken your head!
You do not have to do anything else
that you go to drown.)

NORINA
(The lesson lasted,
but it takes to make the effect;
Now we need the project
victory assure.)
to Don Pasquale
I leave then ...

DON PASQUALE
Go ahead,
but do not return.

NORINA
We will see each other at the new day.

DON PASQUALE
Closed door will find.

NORINA
you want to leave then come back
Ah, bridegroom!
Come on, dear bride,
do not make me a tyrant,
be sweet and bonino,
reflect on age.
Go to bed, nice grandfather,
be your sleep;
in time to wake up
the bride will come.

DON PASQUALE
Divorce! Divorce!
What a bed! what a bride!
Worst consortium
of this there is not.
Oh! poor fool!
If you last in the brain
with this hammer
miracol will be.

Norina leaves, in the act of leaving Norina, she drops one
paper. Don Pasquale sees it and collects it.


Recitative

DON PASQUALE
A few notes of headphones and lace
that the lady left here for home.
law
"Adored Sophronia."
Hey! Hey! What a deal this is!
"Between nine and ten o'clock in the evening I'll be behind
the garden, looking towards the north.
For greater precaution, if you can, introduce me
for the secret door. We will give it back to you
the shadows of the grove.
I forgot to say I'll sing, I'll sing
my jungle.
I recommend, Your faithful. Goodbye. "
out of oneself
This is too much;
you want me dead angry!
Ah! I can not stand it anymore,
I lose my mind!
by ringing
His name is Malatesta.
to the servants who enter
Run to the doctor,
tell him I'm sick,
that it comes soon.
(Or die or finish it at any cost.)
goes out


SCENE THIRD

Chorus of servants and maids

ALL
What an endless comings and goings!
Tin tin here, ton ton beyond.
In peace, a moment never happens.
But ... good house, big,
it spends and spreads, there is to be scialar.

WOMEN
After lunch, there were scenes.

MEN
Comincian soon. Count a bit.

WOMEN
The husband says: «Stay well> ,.
The bride says:>, Sortire I vo ».
The old snort, follows scuffle.

ALL
But the bride has it to dawn.

MEN
There's a nasty little grandson ...

WOMEN
Holding the old man over thoughts.
The mistress is all fire.

MEN
Par that the husband counts it.

ALL
Shut up, prudence. Someone comes.
It will be fine:
there is to be scialar.
out


FOURTH SCENE

Recitative and Duet

MALATESTA
We are intended.

ERNESTO
on the limit of the door
Is fine. Now in the garden
I come down to do my part.

MALATESTA
Mentr'io fo here mine.
Above all that the old man
do not know you!

ERNESTO
Do not fear.

MALATESTA
As soon as you hear us.

ERNESTO
On the mantle and on.

MALATESTA
Very well.

ERNESTO
See you again.

MALATESTA
This
sudden call
I try that ticket
of the night conference
has taken effect.
There he is!...
How pale and dim!
It no longer looks the same ...
My heart hurts ...
Let's recompose a doctor's face.


SCENE FIFTH
Don Pasquale, very dejected, slowly entered

MALATESTA
going to meet him
Don Pasquale ...

DON PASQUALE
with solemn sadness
Brother in law, you see me
a walking dead.

MALATESTA
You do not do me
to languish like this.

DON PASQUALE
without paying attention to him and as if talking to himself
Think that for a miserable sting
I am reduced to this!
A thousand standards you had given to Ernesto!

MALATESTA
between himself
(Good thing to know.)
You will explain to me at ...

DON PASQUALE
Half entrance for a year
in headphones and ribbons consumed!
But this is nothing.

MALATESTA
And then?

DON PASQUALE
Miss
wants to go to the theater:
I am opposed by good, does not mean reason,
and I am mocked. Command ... and glue gives me on the face.

MALATESTA
A slap!

DON PASQUALE
A slap, yes, sir!

MALATESTA
between himself
(Courage.)
to Don Pasquale
You lie:
Sofronia is such a woman, who can not,
who does not know, you want to hurt:
excuses to drive her away from home
waste that you invent. My sister
able to you to lose respect!

DON PASQUALE
The cheek is a witness:
everything is said.

MALATESTA
It's not true.

DON PASQUALE
It's so true.

MALATESTA
Sir, scream so much, I think inconvenience.

DON PASQUALE
But if you lose your patience!

MALATESTA
So speak.
(Do my own, courage.)

DON PASQUALE
The slap is nothing,
there is even worse: Read.
he gives him the letter. The doctor makes signs of surprise up to horror

MALATESTA
I'm from stone.
(Secondiamo.) But how! My sister
yes wise, good and beautiful ...

DON PASQUALE
It will be good for you,
for me certainly not.

MALATESTA
Be it guilty
I am still uncertain.

DON PASQUALE
I'm so sure of the crime,
that I have specifically called you
what a witness of my revenge.

MALATESTA
It goes well .., but think ...

DON PASQUALE
I have everything expected ...
but wait. We sit.

MALATESTA
Let's sit down. But speak!

DON PASQUALE
it gives signs of restlessness
Keti, Keti, immantinent
we descend into the garden;
I take my people with me,
the grove surrounds;
and the unfortunate couple
at a sign of my imprisonment,
without losing
a moment leading by the podestà.

MALATESTA
I would say .., feel a little.
We only two go on the spot;
in the grove we are lurking,
and in time we show ourselves.
And between prayers, including threats
to warn the authority,
let us be promised by the two
that the thing remains there.

DON PASQUALE
Yes, it is done dissolution
little pain to betrayal.

MALATESTA
Reflect, it is my sister.

DON PASQUALE
Go out of my house,
other pacts I do not want to do.

MALATESTA
It's a delicate affair,
you want to be well thought out.

DON PASQUALE
Ponder,
examined,
but I do not want it in my house.

MALATESTA
A scandal you will do,
and shame then you will have it.

DON PASQUALE
It does not matter.

MALATESTA
Not convenient, it's not good:
other way I will try.
he reflects in the meantime

DON PASQUALE
by imitating him
It's not good, it's not convenient ...
But the slap here remained.
(think both)
I would say ...

MALATESTA
as inspired
I found it!

DON PASQUALE
Blessed! Say soon.

MALATESTA
In the grove, four quarters are placed in it,
beyond everything we can hear.
Betrayal is constant
hunt it on two peaks!

DON PASQUALE
Bravo, good, it's fine,
I'm happy, good, good.
(Wait, wait, dear bride:
my revenge already approaches,
already, already you press,
He has already reached you,
all in one place
you have to deal with it.
You will see if you are young
scams and cabals,
tender smiles, sighs and tears:
I want to take it
my revenge;
you're in the trap
you have to stay.)

MALATESTA
(The poor man dreams of revenge,
he does not know the petty what awaits him:
in vain quiver, invan s'arrabbia,
it is closed in a cage,
it can not escape.
In vain he accumulates projects and calculations,
he does not know what he is manufacturing
castles in the air;
he does not see, the simple,
that in the trap
by himself
you go to throw.)
they go out together


SCENE SESTA
Grove in the garden adjacent to the house of Don Pasquale; to the left
of the spectator, a gradation of the house in the garden, to starboard,
belvedere. Small gate at the bottom


Serenade and Notturno

ERNESTO
inside
How is it good at night
half open!
Heaven is blue,
the moon is without vel:
all is languor, peace,
mystery, love!
My dear, why do not you come to me yet?
They form the loving auras of love,
of the river in the murmur sighs, listen,
my dear , why do not you come to me yet?
Then when I am dead, you will cry,
but you can not call me back to life.

Norina carefully leaves the belvedere door, and goes
to open to Ernesto, who shows himself behind the gate. Ernesto is
wrapped in a cape that will let it fall.


ERNESTO AND NORINA
Tell me again that you love me,
tell me that you are mine / mine;
when you call me
my life, you are mighty in me.
The voice so dear to you
reigns the oppressed heart;
safe / secure to you near, I
tremble away from you.

Don Pasquale is seen and the Doctor, armed with lanterns,
slowly enters the gate, gets lost behind the trees and reappears in
his time.


DON PASQUALE
Here they are; careful ...

MALATESTA
I recommend.


SEVENT SCENE

DON PASQUALE
blocking the lantern in the face of Norina
Alto there!

NORINA
Thieves, help!

DON PASQUALE
Zitta! where is the drudo?

NORINA
Who?

DON PASQUALE
He who was here
with you, flirting.

NORINA
with resentment
My Lord, I wonder,
there was none here.

MALATESTA
(What does it cost!)

DON PASQUALE
Che lie cheeky!
I'll know how to find it.

Don Pasquale and the Doctor investigate the grove;
Ernesto enters slowly into the house


NORINA
I repeat that there was no one here
that you dreamed of.

MALATESTA
At this time in the garden
you were doing?

NORINA
I was getting fresh.

DON PASQUALE
The cool! Ah!unworthy woman!
with explosion
Outside my house, or I ...

NORINA
Hey, hey, mr husband,
on what thunder do you take it?

DON PASQUALE
Come out, and soon.

NORINE
Nemmen for a dream.
It's my house, I'll stay.

DON PASQUALE
Body of a thousand bombs!

MALATESTA
(Don Pasquale,
leave it to me,
just take care not to deny me,
I have carte blanche ...)

DON PASQUALE
(It is intended.)

NORINA
(The beautiful now comes!)

MALATESTA
slowly to Norina
(mixed up of disdain,
attentive well .)
Sister, listen, I speak for your well;
I would like to spare you a disfigurement.

NORINA
To me a scar!

Don Pasquale is behind the dialogue with great interest

MALATESTA
(Very well.)
Tomorrow
the new bride enters the house ...

NORINA
Another woman!
To me an injury?

MALATESTA
(Now is the time
to mount in fury.)

NORINA
Bride of whom?

MALATESTA
D'Ernesto, Norina.

NORINA
That shrewd and flirtatious widow!

DON PASQUALE
to Malatesta
Bravo, doctor!

MALATESTA
We are on horseback.

NORINA
Here, in my spite!
Norina and me under the same roof!
with force
Never! I'm leaving rather.

DON PASQUALE
(Ah! Heaven wanted him!)

NORI NA
changing his way
But ... slowly.
If this wedding then were a game!
I want to make sure first.

MALATESTA
It's right.
Don Pasquale
(Don Pasquale, there is no way,
here we must marry those two really,
if not she is not.)

DON PASQUALE
(I did not think,)

MALATESTA
calling
Hey! of home, someone.
Ernesto ...


LAST SCENE

ERNESTO
Here I am.

MALATESTA
Don Pasquale grants
Norina's hand, and an annual check
for four thousand scudi.

ERNESTO
Ah!dear uncle!
And fia ver?

MALATESTA
to Don Pasquale
(D'esitar is no more time, you
say yes.)

NORINA I
oppose it.

DON PASQUALE
suddenly
And I consent.
to Ernesto
Corri to take Norina,
recala, and I will marry you right now.

MALATESTA
Without going away, the bride is ready.

DON PASQUALE
Such as?Explain ...

MALATESTA
Norina is this.

DON PASQUALE
That Norina? What a betrayal!
So Sofronia? ...

MALATESTA
Hard in a convent.

DON PASQUALE
And the wedding?

MALATESTA
It was my thought
the way to remove you
from making it a real one,
in a knot tighten you
of no effect.

DON PASQUALE
Ah, very brittle! ...
(True, do not look!)
Ah, very bad! ...
(Ciel thank you!)

NORINA AND ERNESTO
kneeling
Grace, forgiveness!

NORINA, ERNESTO, MALATESTA
Via, be good.

DON PASQUALE I
forget everything, be happy;
As I unite you, join heaven!

MALATESTA
Bravo, good, Don Pasquale!

NORINA
The moral in all this
is very easy to find:
I'll tell you soon
if you like to listen.
Ben is a stupid man
who admires himself in old age: he
goes to look for bells
in quantity and labor.

DON PASQUALE
Morality is very beautiful,
apply it to me.
You are fine, little boy,
you have served me as it goes.

MALATESTA AND ERNESTO
Morality is very beautiful,
Don Pasqual will apply it.
That dear little croaker
more than us knows it.