Tombe degli avi miei

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

Aria details:

Type:

aria

Role(s):

Sir Edgardo di Ravenswood

Voice(s):

Tenor

Act:

3.11

Previous scene: Si tragga altrove Alisa
Next scene: Fra poco a me ricovero

Luciano Pavarotti Tombe degli avi miei/ Lucia, Budapest-1991

Singer: Luciano Pavarotti

Luciano Pavarotti
"Tombe degli avi miei"
Donizetti: Lucia di Lammermoor
(Budapest, concert, 1991)
cond.: János Ács

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Libretto/Lyrics/Text/Testo:


SCENA VI
Le Tombe dei Ravenswood

EDGARDO
Tombe degli avi miei, l' ultimo avanzo
D' una stirpe infelice
Deh'! raccogliete voi. - Cessò dell' ira
Il breve foco ... sul nemico acciaro
Abbandonar mi vo'. Per me la vita
E' orrendo peso! ... l'universo intero
E' un deserto per me senza Lucia! ...
Di liete faci ancora
Splende il castello! Ah! scarsa
Fu la notte al tripudio! Ingrata donna!
Mentr' io mi struggo in disperato pianto
Tu ridi, esulti accanto
Al felice consorte!
Tu delle gioje in seno, io ... della morte!
Frà poco a me ricovero
Darà negletto avello ...
Una pietosa lagrima
Non scorrerà sù quello!
Fin degli estinti, ahi misero!
Manca il conforto a me!
Tù pur, tù pur dimentica
Quel marmo dispregiato.
Mai non passarvi, o barbara,
Del tuo consorte a lato ...
Rispetta almen le ceneri
Di chi morià per tè.

English Libretto or Translation:

Scene 2

Cemetery of Ravenswood Castle
(Tombs of the Ravenswood family. It is night

EDGARDO
Tombs of my fathers,
last son of an unhappy race,
receive me, I implore you. My anger's
brief fire is quenched...I will fall on
my foe's sword. For me, life
is a horrible burden! The whole universe
is a desert for me without Lucia!
Yet the castle
gleams with torches...Ah, the night
was too short for the revels! Heartless jade!
While I pine away in hopeless tears,
you laugh and gloat
by your happy consort's side!
You amid joys, I near to death!
Soon this neglected tomb
will give me refuge.
A compassionate tear
will not fall upon it...ah!
Alas, for wretched me not even
the solace of the dead.
You too, forget
that despised marble tombstone!
Never visit it, o cruel one,
by your husband's side.
Ah, respect at least the ashes
of him who dies for you,
etc.
Never visit it,
forget it exists,
respect at least the one who died for you,
etc.

Oh, cruel one! Respect,
etc.

(A train of mourners comes from Lammermoor Castle.)

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