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Oh! qual funesto avvenimento

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

Choir details:

Type:

choir

Role(s):

Not entered yet.

Voice(s):

n/a

Act:

3.04c

Previous scene: Dalla stanze ove Lucia
Next scene: Eccola o giusto cielo

Libretto/Lyrics/Text/Testo:

TUTTI
Oh! qual funesto avvenimento! ...
Tutti ne ingombra cupo spavento!
Notte, ricopri la ria sventura
Col tenebroso tuo denso vel.
Ah! quella destra di sangue impura
L'ira non chiami su noi de ciel.

English Libretto or Translation:

CHORUS
Oh, what a tragedy!
A numb terror paralyses us all!
O night, shroud the cruel mishap
with your dense, sombre veil.

RAIMONDO and CHORUS
Ah, may that blood-smirched hand
not bring upon us Heaven's wrath.

RAIMONDO
She fixed her eyes on me
and clutched the dagger!

CHORUS
And she still clutched the dagger!

RAIMONDO and CHORUS
Ah, may the blood-smirched hand
not bring upon us Heaven's wrath,
etc.
(Lucia enters, garbed simply in white, her hair
dishevelled, a pallor of death on her face, giving her a
ghostly appearance. Her stony stare, convulsive
movements and bitter smile disclose not only a violent
insanity, but also that death for her is imminent.)