A ragion mi fe spietate

Opera details:

Opera title:

Lucia di Lammermoor

Composer:

Gaetano Donizetti

Language:

Italian

Synopsis:

Lucia di Lammermoor Synopsis

Libretto:

Lucia di Lammermoor Libretto

Translation(s):

English Deutsch

Recitative details:

Type:

recitative

Role(s):

Lord Enrico Ashton / Lucia

Voice(s):

Baritone / Soprano

Act:

2.03b

Previous scene: Il pallor funesto orrende
Next scene: Soffriva nel pianto languiva dolore

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Libretto/Lyrics/Text:

ENRICO
A ragion mi fe' spietato
Quel che t' arse indegno affetto ...
Ma si taccia del passato ...
Tuo fratello io sono ancor.
Spenta è. l' ira nel mio petto,
Spegni tu l' insano amor.
Nobil sposo ...

LUCIA
Cessa ... ah! cessa.
Ad altr' uom giurai la fè.

ENRICO
Nol potevi ...

LUCIA
Enrico! ...

ENRICO
Or basti.
Questo foglio appien ti dice,
Qual crudel, qual empio amasti.
Leggi.

LUCIA
Il core mi balzò!

ENRICO
Tu vacilli! ...

English Libretto or Translation:

ENRICO
I was made justly harsh
by your unworthy passion;
but enough of the past,
I am still your brother.
I have cooled my anger,
now cool your insane love,
I have cooled my anger,
etc.

A noble husband...

LUCIA
Stop, I beg you!

ENRICO
Why?

LUCIA
I am promised to another.

ENRICO
You cannot be...

LUCIA
Enrico!

ENRICO
(angrily)
You cannot be.

LUCIA
I gave a solemn promise to another.

ENRICO
Enough.
(giving her the forged letter)

This letter gives you ample proof
of your lover's cruel villainy.
Read it.

LUCIA
(Lucia reads: surprise, then great anxiety are etched on
her countenance, and a tremor shakes her from head
to foot.)
Ah!...My heart falters!

ENRICO
(running to her aid)

You are giddy!