Roberto Devereux Libretto
English Translation

Characters

ELISABETTA, Queen of England (Soprano)
LORD DUCA DI NOTTINGHAM (Baritone)
SARA, Duchess of Nottingham (Mezzosoprano)
ROBERTO DEVEREUX, count of Essex (Tenor)
LORD CECIL (Tenor)
SIR GUALTIERO RALEIGH (Basso)
ONE PAGE (Low)
A FAMILY OF NOTTINGHAM (Low)

CHORUS and COMPARSE:
Ladies of the royal court, lord of the parliament, knights and armigers
pages, royal guards, squires of Nottingham

The event takes place in the city of London at the end of the 16th century.



ACT ONE
An earthly room in the palace of Westminster, with a large opening in the back, from which you can see a greenhouse of plants.

Prelude

FIRST SCENE
The ladies of the royal court are busy with various female works:
Sara, Duchess of Nottingham, sits in a single, taciturn song, with her eyes fixed on a book, and waits for tears.

Chorus and Romance

WOMEN
among them, and observing the duchess
Moan! ... Sad funeral
He is painting her face!
A duel, a terrible duol
He certainly buried his heart.
approaching it
Sara? Duchess? Oh! shake ...
Where is your sadness?

SARA
Sadness in me!

WOMEN
You do not have
Wet the sen of tears?

SARA
(Ah, he cheats on me!)
I read sore history ...
Piangea ... of Rosamonda ...

WOMEN
Ah! Close the sad page
What your second pain.

SARA
My pain! ...

WOMEN
Yup; pour it up
Dell 'amistad in the bosom.

SARA
Lady, and you believe? ...

WOMEN
Ah! trust me ...

SARA
I? … No …
dissolving a forced smile
I am very pleased.

WOMEN
(It's that unhappy smile
More of his crying still.)

SARA
(Ah! ... crying is sweet to the afflicted
And the joy left to him ...
A star to me fatal
Even crying forbade me.
Of your rawest, oh how much,
Rosamonda, it's my fate!
You perist of a death ...
I live every one I die.)


SECOND SCENE
Elizabeth preceded by her pages, and said.
When the Queen appears, the ladies bow down: she responds to the greeting, then approaches Nottingham in a benign manner.

Scene and Cavatina

ELIZABETH
Duchess ...
holding out her right hand to Sara: she respectfully kisses her. The ladies remain at the back of the scene
To fervent prayers
Of your wife alfin m'arrendo,
Alfine the count I will see again ..,
But ... God grant
That for the last time I do not revise it,
Ch'io does not dig into his heart
Stain of betrayal.

SARA
He was always
I trust his Queen.

ELIZABETH
Do I trust your Queen?
Is that enough, or Sara?
Uopo is that I trust you find Elisabetta.
SARA
(I frost!)

ELIZABETH
I revealed to you
All my heart ...
A horrible suspect
Some in me awoke.
Of Ireland on the shore
He beckoned to me,
That loll the wanted from London ...
He comes back to you,
And accused of felony;
But of other fault I fear
Delinquent know it ...
A rival,
with rage transport
I talked about it, ah! which,
Oh! how much it would not be
My revenge!

SARA
(Where am I climbing? ...)

ELIZABETH
The core remove me from Roberto! ...
Equal guilt healthy remove the ward.
a moment of silence: she calms down somewhat
My love has blessed me,
I thought heaven was a gift ...
And to this love in love
It was a far greater than the throne.
Ah! if I was, if I was betrayed,
If that more mine is not mine,
The delights of life
Mourning and crying are for me!


SCENE THIRD
Cecil, Gualtiero, other lords of the parliament and sayings.

CECIL
after having dutifully bowed to the Queen
Nunzio son of the parliament.

SARA
(Tremo! ...)

ELIZABETH
Expose.

SARA
(He has a scult on his forehead
His hatred! ...)

CECIL
Of treason
Essex the Count was spotted!
Excessive in you clemency
The judgment suspends:
Profferir of him sentence,
And turning out its horrendous plots,
Well you know, de 'Pari is straight.
This straight to you is asked.

ELIZABETH
His crime is very different,
Lórdi, he has to do.


FOURTH SCENE
A page and sayings.

PAGE
At the royal foot
Essex begs to come here.

CECIL and RALEIGH
He! ...

ELIZABETH
launching a rigorous look at Cecil and Gualtiero
Come. I hear it.

CECIL and RALEIGH
(Ah, anger devours me! ...)

SARA
(Ah, how my heart throbbed me.)

ELIZABETH
(Ah, come back, I hope so,
Some happier days
And your enemies will fall
In the powder before you.
My kingdom, the whole world,
Reo of death invades you ...
If my foot loves you
Innocent you are for me!)

SARA
(To him, heaven is smiling,
And fatal for me!)

CECIL, RALEIGH and CORO DI LORD
(Of his days a star is a guide,
that at sunset it is not yet!)


SCENE FIFTH
Roberto and sayings.

Gran Scena and Duetto

ROBERTO
Real woman, at your feet ...

ELIZABETH
Roberto! ...
Count, arise, I impose.
Roberto's looks wander in Sara's trail; she, full of bewilderment, tries to avoid them.
Elisabetta to Cecil
I want mine
I'll see in short I'll do it.
Gentlemen, goodbye.
all retire, except Roberto
In the guise of a criminal
So you came back to my presence!
And me betray dared?
And insidiar of the ancestors
To this hair the serto?
ROBERTO
My chest full of scars,
That the brando left you your enemies,
For me answer.

ELIZABETH
But the accusation? ...

ROBERTO
And which? ...
The rebel army ranks in the field,
With the won you use clemency;
Here is the fault, to its leader
Raise an infamous stage
D'Elisabetta the nod!

ELIZABETH
My sign
He differed, unsuspecting,
Your sentence;
My sign leaves you
In freedom again.
What kind of stage favors?
To you never ruled by law
Schiuder can not have the grave.
When he called the trumpet my warriors
To conquer the towers of the superb Cadiz,
You feared the machinery ruin could
Of you far, atrocious, you envy anger:
hinting a gem that Roberto has in his finger
You give yourself this ring
And I spoke to you the word of kings,
What to every event
Offer it to my eyes,
Of your salvation pledge would be ...
Ah! with the thought I return
At the happiest season!
So, my days
Scorrean soave to the par of a hope! ......
Oh, days ventured!
Oh, remembrance!
A tender core
It made me happy,
I tried that happy
What lip does not say ...
A dream of love
Life seemed to me ...
But the dream disappeared,
That cor has disappeared!

ROBERTO
(In spite of the fate a throne beats me;
For me, hope does not ride life,
For me the universe is silent and desert,
The gems of the serto have no splendor.)

ELIZABETH
in a tone of reproach, in which he breathes all his tenderness
Mute remains?
It is therefore true! Are you changed? ...

ROBERTO
No ... what are you saying?
Speak a saying,
And the warrior rises
And escape your enemies.
Obedience, of value
You will have proofs.

ELIZABETH
(But not love!)
with simulated calm, and staring into Roberto a scrutinizing gaze
You want to pugnar! but say: do not think
What a bath you would do an eyelash
Here to cry?

ROBERTO
(Alas, quai sensi! ...)

ELIZABETH
What the idea of ​​your peril
Palpitar would do a core?

ROBERTO
Tremble? ...

ELIZABETH
Of such, what a love
Teco squeezed.

ROBERTO
Ah! So you know? ...
(Heaven, I say! ...)

ELIZABETH
Ebben? ... Finish:
just repressing itself
The alma yours now reveals me.
What are you afraid? ... Ardisci, dare:
Noma even your beloved ...
I will draw you to the altar.

ROBERTO
Mal you apply ...

ELIZABETH
(Or my revenge! ...)
posing a terrible majesty
And do not you love? Bada! Do not you love?

ROBERTO
I? … No!

Cabaletta

ELIZABETH
(A flash, a horrible lightning
In my eyes, I shine! ...
No, from my disdain vindice
Fuggir can not the rea.
Morrà the treacherous, the treacherous,
Mourd of unripe death,
And the superb rival
Punished in him will be.)

ROBERTO
(Hide, stop the beating
Or put my heart!
You feed on tears
Or unfortunate love!
I only fall victim
Of his fatal suspicion ...
With me the arcane affection
And death, and tomb will have.)
Queen!

ELIZABETH
Ebben? Finish!
With you! ...

ROBERTO
Queen!

ELIZABETH
Do not you love?

ROBERTO
I do not love!
(Hide, brake the beats, etc. )

ELIZABETH
(It will fall! Yes, punish the rival, etc. )

Elisabetta returns to her apartments.


SCENE SESTA
Nottingham and said.
Roberto remained in profound silence; motionless, staring at the ground.

Scene and Cavatina

NOTTINGHAM
hugging him
Roberto! ...

ROBERTO
That!? ... in your arms! ...

leaps back, as rejected by an unknown power

NOTTINGHAM
Extreme pallor sits in front of you!
Ah! perhaps? ... I tremble to question you!

ROBERTO
Even my sentence
He did not speak to her;
But in the tremendous look
I saw them blaze
The craving of my blood ...

NOTTINGHAM
Do not go on ... D'ambascia
My soul is full and frightening!

ROBERTO
Ah! leaves
May my destiny fulfill;
And in the arms
Of dear bride an unhappy objection.

NOTTINGHAM
What are you talking about? ... Ah, fere fate!
Neither friend nor consort
I was happy!

ROBERTO
Oh! it narrates ....

NOTTINGHAM
An arcane martyr of Sara attracts
The days and slowly
He leads her to the grave.

ROBERTO
(It is rea, but unfortunate! ...)

NOTTINGHAM
Yesterday, the day was silent,
When first used in my stay
I took myself, and in the rooms
Where it is left alone, it will be liked,
Mossi repente ... A sound
Of tacit sobs
On the threshold
He stopped me not seen. It was frieking
Aurate row a cerulean band,
But often the opra interrupts with tears,
And he invoked death! I withdrew ...
He was in turmoil ... he had the mind
So upset, that you seem to me demented.

Perhaps in that sensitive heart
The crying was natural:
Of a fatal sadness
I am also prey in the meantime,
I too shudder in tears ...
And why I do not know!
Talor speaks to me of a doubt,
A greedy voice ...
But reason urges
The atrocious suspicion is lost;
AH! What ever in the heart of the angels
The guilt can not enter.


SEVENT SCENE
Cecil, the other lords of the parliament and sayings.

CECIL
Duke, come: at the conference
the Regina i Pari invites.
NOTTINGHAM
What do you want?

CECIL
in a low voice, turning to Roberto a fierce look
A sentence
Too long delayed.

NOTTINGHAM
he offers his right hand to Roberto as if to say goodbye: he is deeply moved, and yet he kisses him, and embraces with all the outpouring of friendship
I come. Friend...

ROBERTO
On your eyelid
A tear came up! ...
It abandons me to my peril ...
You gods!

CECIL
in Nottingham
Come.

NOTTINGHAM
Save you.
Here rebellious everyone calls you,
Above you, horrible fate;
The honor of yours I defend ...
Earth, and heaven will listen to me.
I have Serbs and life and fame
Deh! grant, O highest God;
You speak on my lip,
Holy voice of friendship!

ROBERTO
(Torn at the par of mine
On earth, there is no heart!

CECIL and CORO DEI LORDS
(That superb the right one
His fouls will pay.)
Come, o duke, come, come.

NOTTINGHAM
to the Lords
I follow you.
to Roberto
Oh, friend ...
Here rebellious everyone calls you, etc.

They leave.


SCENE EIGHT
Duchess Apartments, in the Nottingham building.
In front of the garden, which responds to the garden: from a table, on which a lit double and a rich basket.
Sara alone.

Scene and Duet

SARA
Everything is silence! ...
In my heart only
A voice speaks, a cry
Here of a severe accusator!
But rea are not: of the pietade
I surrender to the council
Not of love ...
The horrible peril
What Roberto threatens
My forget me ...
Who comes!
It is!


NONA SCENE
Roberto, closed in long cloak, and said.

ROBERTO
Once, cruel, you gave me
Come to you! ... Spergiura! Traitor!
Wicked! ... And what's your name
Outrageous, from cruelty
What are you not wearing?

SARA
Listen.
You were already long, ... when you closed
The funeral stone on my father.
«Left orphaned and alone:
Of a support you have of uopo ",
The Queen told me,
«A happy marriage to you ...»

ROBERTO
And you?

SARA
M'opposi. I asked her,
But in vain the vel ...
I was treated to the thalamus ...
What do I say?
At my death bed!

ROBERTO
Oh heaven!

SARA
Happy,
How much I am not,
Best fate makes you ...
The core is to the Queen
Volgi Roberto.

ROBERTO
Ah! shut up ...
Off I'm in love.

SARA
The gem
Which in your man shines
It was a memory and a pledge
Of a real affection ...
ROBERTO
Pledge of affection?
Do not know! ...
Even you destroy your suspicion!
throwing the ring on the table
A thousand times for you I would give my life.

SARA
Roberto ...
Last mention
Sara talks to you, and dares
A grace to pray.

ROBERTO
Ask me for the blood ...,
I will spread it all for you,
My good!

SARA
You must live,
And flee from these arenas.

ROBERTO
Really understood? ... Ah! it seems to me,
I'm dreaming!

SARA
Ah, if you love me,
Forever let me leave.

ROBERTO
Forever!

SARA
Yup!

ROBERTO
Forever! ...

SARA
Yup!

ROBERTO
Ah, I do not believe changed
So much of Sarah's heart!
I am your hatred! ...

SARA
Ruthless! ...
Ardo for you of love.
Since you returned, ouch, miserable!
In this debil core
Of the badly suppressed fire
It was aroused ardor ...
Ah! parts, ah! vanne, ah! Leave me …
Ah, give in to unripe fate ...
Serbian life to you,
Serb honor to me.

ROBERTO
Where am I? ... Quai smanie!
Between life and death undulate!
You love me, and worse, lose yourself! ...

SARA
Yup.

ROBERTO
M'ami, and leave you worse! ...

SARA
Yes.

ROBERTO
Poter of friendship,
Lend me vigor ...

SARA
Serbian life to you,
Serbian honor to me, etc.

ROBERTO
What a deadly in core
So much virtue is not.
Sara is at his feet crying and pleading
Ah, wipe the bitter tears ...
lifting it
Yes, I will flee.

SARA
He swears it.

ROBERTO
Roberto protects the right in an oath
Yes, to be able to have friendship, etc.

SARA
Parts, ah! flee, ah! Leave me, etc.
And when will you flee?

ROBERTO
Allor that tacit
It will have the dark night
Another time in the sky
Lying the gloomy veil.
Or I could not, that rosy
The first albor already rises ...

SARA
Ah! what a danger! ... Involved ...
If anyone goes out, he sees you! ...

ROBERTO
Oh, proud instant! ....

SARA
One last pledge of ominous love
With you come ...

removing a blue scarf from the basket, gold quilt

ROBERTO
Ah! hold it ...
Here, on the pierced core ...

SARA
Vanne! ... of me remembered
Sol when you pray heaven.
Goodbye …

ROBERTO
Forever! ...

SARA
Oh spasm! ...

ROBERTO
Oh, rio destin crudel!

SARA
Goodbye!

ROBERTO
Goodbye!

ROBERTO and SARA
Ah! This fatal, extreme farewell
It is an abyss of torment ...
My scorching tears
More than the edge, spread the cor.
Ah! never again will we not see each other ...
Ah! never again! ... miss me I feel! ...
Ah, it is enclosed in this accent
A life of dolor.

SARA
Parts, parts!

ROBERTO
Immediate proud!

SARA
Goodbye!

ROBERTO
Stop!

SARA
Ah, leave me!

ROBERTO and SARA
Ah! This fatal, extreme farewell, etc.

Roberto leaves. Sara retires.



SECOND ACT
Magnificent gallery in the palace.

FIRST SCENE
The Lord members of the court of Elizabeth are gathered in a circle: then come the Ladies.

SOME LORD
The hours pass, surse the aurora,
Nor does the parliament dissolve again!

THE OTHERS
Without the Queen's aita
Unfortunately its ruin is certain! ...

WOMEN
Keep quiet, o Lord; Elizabeth,
Who rips a revenge,
He was whirling around and alone,
Neither move inquiry, nor does he speak.

ALL
Misero Conte! The irate sky
Dark clouds surrounded you! ...
Your destiny is already marked:
In that silence death spoke!


SECOND SCENE
Elizabeth on one side, Cecil on the other and said.

Scene and Duettino

ELIZABETH
Ebben?

CECIL
The fate arose
Long-agitated furo;
More of friendship, than of powerful reason
The Duke highly
He defended it, but invan. Recharge you
The sentence himself.

ELIZABETH
in a low voice
And was it?

CECIL
in a low voice
Death!


SCENE THIRD
Gualtiero Raleigh and sayings.

RALEIGH
Queen …

ELIZABETH
The court can move away;
Call back here soon!
all depart except Raleigh
So much for delay?

RALEIGH
Absent he was,
And he did not return to his palate
That the new day arose.

Elizabeth is troubled

ELIZABETH
Follow! ...

RALEIGH
He was disarmed;
And looking for criminal papers
My followers were wearing closed clothes
Vider that in hiding
Serica scarf.
I commanded that he be removed;
Anger and foolish anger
He blazing: "Pria," he cried, "to tear me away
There is the heart from the chest! "...
Del Conte la repulsa
It was vain ...

ELIZABETH
And that scarf? ....

RALEIGH
Here she is.

ELIZABETH
(Oh rage! ...)
Figures of love here veggie! ...
He is trembling with indignation; but looking back at Gualtiero, he resumed his majesty
In my sight he draws himself.
Raleigh leaves
I have a thousand fury in my chest!

throwing the scarf on a table at the back of the scene


FOURTH SCENE
Nottingham is said.

NOTTINGHAM
I never felt so sad
To the regal presence.
I am doing a fatal duty.
he hands her a sheet
D'Essex is the sentence.
The minister is silent, or speaks
The friend in his favor.

Elisabetta looks at him with a proud look

ELIZABETH
That! That?

NOTTINGHAM
Grace! Potria deny it
D'Elisabetta the core?

ELIZABETH
In this core is scult
His sentence.

NOTTINGHAM
Oh, said! ...

ELIZABETH
Of an occult rival
Finor welcomed the roof ...
Yes, this night is an instant
and he betrayed me ...

NOTTINGHAM
What do you say? ...
No, no ... Calunnia is this ...

ELIZABETH
Oh! ceases ...

NOTTINGHAM
Texture of your enemies.

ELIZABETH
No! ceases ... No! ceases!

NOTTINGHAM
Mel believe it!

ELIZABETH
No, doubting does not help ...
When he was missing, he was removed
Irrefragabil proof ...

this remembrance doubles his anger, so it is to sign the sentence

NOTTINGHAM
Ah! What are you doing? ... suspend ... listen ...
Lightning does not lead to him
Of your cruel wrath! ...
If you ask for a prize
Of my faithful servant,
This one I ask, in tears,
Prostrate to the regio piè.

ELIZABETH
Taci: piety or grace,
No, the infidel does not deserve ...
The betrayal is horrible ...
His perfidy is certain ...
die; and there is no moan
To ask for mercy!

NOTTINGHAM
Ah, no! Grace!

ELIZABETH
die; and there is no moan
To ask for mercy!

NOTTINGHAM
No! … Queen!

ELIZABETH
Stand aside!

NOTTINGHAM
Tel I ask in grace ...

ELIZABETH
It goes!
NOTTINGHAM
No! No! Ah! On him
Do not lead the lightning, etc.

ELIZABETH
The betrayal is horrible,
His perfidy is certain, etc.


SCENE FIFTH
Roberto among guards, Gualtiero and sayings.

Trio

ELIZABETH
(Here is the unworthy! ...)
at a sign from Elizabeth, Raleigh and the guards retreat
Come closer ... Ergi the haughty forehead.
What did I say to you? Rammentalo.
You love, I told you, o Count?
No, you answered ... no ...
A perfidious, vile,
A liar you are ...
Of your mendacious
The mute accuser
Look …
he shows him the scarf
And on the river you come down
Death of a gel.

NOTTINGHAM
recognizing
(That!...)
Roberto observing Nottingham's surprise is taken by trembling
(Horrid light whale ... Sara! ...)

ELIZABETH
Tremble at the end.

ROBERTO
(Oh ciel! ...)

ELIZABETH
Alma treacherous, ungrateful heart,
My fury reached you.
Pria that the flame sen rea
An enemy god lit up
First offender who is born
From the tremendous eighth Henry,
Come down alive in the sepulcher
You had to, or traitor.

NOTTINGHAM
(It is not ver ... delirium is this ...
Horrible, horrible dream!
No, never a man's heart
So much did not welcome ...
Pur ... you covet of pallor!
Ouch! what a look to me!
A hundred faults reveal me
That look, and that pallor!)

ROBERTO
(Above me the extreme fate!
As for me, I do not shiver ...
Peril is miserable
It all extinguished my courage ...
Of him in the grim eyelash
Blood flashed!
Ouch! that unfortunate pledge
It was of death, and not of love!)

ELIZABETH
Vile! He trembles! Vile ....
Ah, vile! Come down alive in the sepulcher
You had to, or traitor!

NOTTINGHAM
with transport of blind fury
Scoundrel! ...
Evil! ..., and close
Tal perfidy in the unfair core?
And betray so vilely could you? ...
Queen?
folding

ROBERTO
(Infernal punishment! ...)

NOTTINGHAM
Ah! the sword, the sword an instant
To the coward, the infamous is made ...
What falls to me to the plants ...
Ch'io in the blood cleans the offense ...
A sword ... a sword ...

ELIZABETH
Or my trust! And you tremble, you too
Outrage that was brought to me!
to Roberto
I favello: listen to me!
The ax already threatens
Your ex-boss:
What is the daring rival?
Just say, and I swear, you'll live.
Nottingham posts Roberto's eyes full of horrendous anxiety. A moment of silence
Speak, ah! speaks.

NOTTINGHAM
(Fatal moment!)

ROBERTO
Pria la morte.

ELIZABETH
Stubborn! ... Yes, you will have it.

ROBERTO
Yes, Regina, I ask you death.

NOTTINGHAM
(Fatal moment!)

SCENE SESTA
At a sign from the Queen, the hall is filled with Knights, Ladies and Pages, with Guards, etc.

ELIZABETH
All hear. The judgment of Pari
He condemned me to him.
I sign it. Each learns:
to Cecil, giving him the sentence
Like the sun, which starts already ran
On his lap, at noon he has arrived,
A thunder of the bronze guerrier is heard:
The ax hits it at that point.

CHORUS OF LORD
(Sad day of death forier!)

ELIZABETH
Go, death on your head hangs you,
On your name the infamy descends ...
This tomb prepares me for my disdain,
That does not make those who cry warm:
With the polili of vili ribaldi
Your confused dust will be.

ROBERTO
Of my blood the wet ax
No longer be ignited stained.
Your raw, implacable outrage
Not fame, life takes me away! ...

NOTTINGHAM
(No: the unworthy do not die of the sword,
Over the infamous stage he falls ...
Neither the torture kept to the indignation
Enough to anger that bones me in the sen!)

CECIL and RALEIGH
On your head the ax already swoops ...
Cursed will your name be.

NOTTINGHAM
(No: the unworthy do not die of the sword,
Over the infamous stage he falls!)

CHORUS OF LORD
(Not even the grave is rejected
A peace asylum will give?)

ELIZABETH
It goes'! Death on the head hangs over you,
On your name the infamy descends, etc.

ROBERTO
Ah! Infernal punishment!

ELIZABETH
It goes'! It goes'! ...
Death on your head hangs you, etc.

ROBERTO
Of my blood the wet ax
No longer be ignited stained.
Your raw, implacable outrage
Not fame, life takes me away ...
Where death my remains lie
There is an altar of glory.

NOTTINGHAM
(No: the unworthy do not die of the sword,
Over the infamous stage he falls ...
Neither the torture kept to the indignation
Enough to anger that bones me in the sen ...
To sazziarla, to extinguish it fully
More spilled blood will be!)

At a sign from Elisabetta, Roberto is surrounded by guards.



ACT THIRD
Earthly hall in the Nottingham palace.
In the background large closed glazes, through which a part of London was visible.

Scene and Duet

FIRST SCENE
Sara alone. Then a Domestic.

SARA
Nor does my spouse still live! ...


SECOND SCENE

A DOMESTIC
entering
Duchess!
One of those brave, to whom vigil was given
The direct room, and already pugnaro to the side
Of the great Roberto, here he comes, going
I do not know what sheet, which in your man lay down
It requires, and begs.

SARA
Come.

The Soldier is introduced: he gives the Duchess a letter, then retires with the Domestico.

SARA
recognizing the writing
Roberto wrote! ...
after bed
Or disaster! ...
Marked is the condemnation! ...
So ... here I learn it ...
This ring is sacred
Mallevador de 'giorno sua ...
What's late? ...
Corrasi at the foot of Elisabetta ...


SCENE THIRD
Nottingham is said.

SARA
(The Duke!...)
Nottingham remains motionless at the edge, his eyes terribly fixed on those of Sara
(What a grim look! ...)

NOTTINGHAM
Did you have a sheet?

SARA
(Oh, heaven!)

NOTTINGHAM
Sara, see it I want.

SARA
Groom! ...

NOTTINGHAM
in a tone that does not allow replicas.
Groom! ...
I impose it: to me that sheet.

Sara gives Essex's writing to him with tremulous hands

SARA
(Lost I am!)

The duke reads.

NOTTINGHAM
So you can
From his boss, remove the ax!
A gem gave you!
When? Between the shadows
Of the past night, what a pledge
On your chest your man placed him
Golden scarf contests?

SARA
(Oh, tremendous, unexpected lightning! ...
Already everything is known to him! ...)

NOTTINGHAM
Yes, nefarious!
We know that a number vindice
Have they betrayed in heaven?
He with terrible man
Grange the veil to blame! ...
Wow, in me paventalo
That God punisher. Yup!

SARA
Ah! Kill me!

NOTTINGHAM
Wait, or treacherous:
Roberto still lives.
I for the friend in the chest
Tender love kept:
As a celestial object
Ah! my wife loved:
I would have for them, fearless,
Challenged cares, and death ...
Who cheats on me? Ahi, miserable!
The friend and consort!
shaken
Foolish! what is the crying? ...
Blood, and I did not cry.

SARA
Both the destiny quivering
So it has our power over us!
He can therefore be the innocent
Of reo dress dress?
O you, whose data is read
In this modest heart,
You, forgiving God, check it out
What an example is not the friend,
What a thought, of a heartbeat
Betrayed I never have it.
we hear a gloomy march
Does not a sudden ring sound? ...
Check out the veroni. Essex from Escher pass by far, surrounded by guards.
Ouch!

NOTTINGHAM
with exultation
They draw it to the tower.

SARA
Fero mortal shiver
He spends me on the veins! ...
The gallows is preparing! ...
The hour ... ouch! the hour is already near! ...
God, help me! ...

NOTTINGHAM
grabbing her arm
Iniqua, stop!
Where are you running?

SARA
To the Queen

NOTTINGHAM
Did you still hope to save it? ...

SARA
trying to get free
Leave ...

NOTTINGHAM
Oh anger! ... And you dare? ...

SARA
Ah, leave me! Ah!
trying to get free

NOTTINGHAM
Hey there!
the guards of the ducal palace appear
To my house
Both prison.

SARA
with a desperate cry
Oh heaven! ...
falling to his knees
Piety ...
I am struck by the ambascia
Donate, ah! give a single moment ...
I swear, I do not flee from you;
Riedo in short to your plants ...
One hundred times, if you want,
You pierce me: at your feet,
Bless me hear me dying
That man who hurt me.

NOTTINGHAM
More tremendous flares and roars
The honor you pierced ...
Every accent that escapes you,
Every tear is a crime.
Ah! torture too short ...

SARA
Groom!

NOTTINGHAM
... It is the death that he receives.
God punish eternally 'alma rea ​​that betrayed me.

SARA
Ah! Kill me.

NOTTINGHAM
Wait: Roberto still lives.

SARA
Ah, bridegroom! ... For pity!

NOTTINGHAM
Wicked!

SARA
Deh! ... For pity!
No! ...

NOTTINGHAM
It goes'! More tremendous blushes and roars, etc.

SARA
Ah! I will bless the man who hurt me!

He comes out in utmost fury. Sara falls unconscious.


FOURTH SCENE
A horrible prison in the Tower of London, destined as a last resort to the guilty condemned to death.
Roberto alone.

Scene and Air

ROBERTO
And still the tremendous
Door does not open? ...
A foreboding
The veins are cluttering me with terror!
Even though I put it,
And that gem is a pledge
Safe to escape.
Use to aim it in the field,
I do not fear death;
I live only so much desio,
May the virtue of Sara
Suffice me ...
Or you, who bothered me
That lovely woman, my days
Serbian to your brando, you faint me gods.
I'll tell you, among the last sobs,
On death row:
Like an angelic spirit
Pura is your spouse ...
Yup! I swear it, and the oath
With my blood seal ...
Believe in the extreme accent
That my lips spoke.
Who comes down in the armor
You know that lying can not.
I hate trampling and deaf noise of bolts
I hear a sound in the blind air ...
The doors are opened ...
Ah! grace came to me ...


SCENE FIFTH
A squad of Guards covered in brown armor, and said.

GUARDS
Come, or Count.

ROBERTO
Where is it?

GUARDS
To death.

Roberto remains as if struck by lightning, moment of silence.

ROBERTO
To death! To death? ...
Now on the ground, or unfortunate,
More hope not pity! ...
But do not remain abandoned;
You have a just man, and he will hear me.
The sen of tears is wet,
Dyed with my blood
I run, I fly to ask
For you, help to God! ...
Angels are pitying
Eco to my duol will do ...
We will cry of breathlessness
The first time in heaven!
I run it, I fly to ask, etc.

GUARDS
Come ... to be prepared
The most cruel death.

ROBERTO
Ah! The sen of tears is wet,
Dyed with my blood, etc.

They leave with Roberto.

SCENE SESTA
Queen's Cabinet.
Elizabeth is abandoned on a sofa with her elbow resting on a table, where her crown shines.
The ladies are around them sad and silent.

Scene and final aria

ELIZABETH
(And Sara in these horrible moments
Can you leave me? ...
At his ducal palagio,
Gualtiero hurried here to get it here.
rising agitated
And still! ...
His comfort
My friend receives me,
I've got a lot of it ...
I am a woman at last!
The fire is off
Of my furor ...)

WOMEN
(He has a troubled appearance
High martyr the footprints! ...)

ELIZABETH
(Oh Sara ...)

WOMEN
(More does not shine on her forehead
The used majesty! ...)

ELIZABETH
(Vana la speme non fia ...
Near to die, the august gem
And recar will make me ... I repent the veggo
In my presence ...
Pur ... flee the time! ...
I would like to stop the moments.
And if death,
Whilst I trust the rival, would you choose? ...
Oh gruesome deadly idea! ...
Do you already move to the stage? ...
Ah! Raw! ... Stop! ...

Live, ungrateful, next to her,
My heart forgives you ...
Live, or raw, and leave me
For eternity to sigh ...
Ah! this cry is healed,
glancing at the ladies, and remembering to be observed
Ah! it is not who says on earth:
The Queen of England
I saw lag remain.
Live, ungrateful, and leave me, etc. )


SEVENT SCENE
Cecil, Cavalieri and said.

ELIZABETH
What do you bring me?

CECIL
that unworthy
He goes off to the torture.

ELIZABETH
(Ciel! ...) To the punishment?

CECIL
Yup.

ELIZABETH
Nor did he give any pledge
To go to the Queen?

CECIL
Nothing gave.

I hated a proceeding of hasty steps.

ELIZABETH
(Ungrateful!)
No one approaches! ...
Deh! you see ...

CECIL
She is the duchess! ...


SCENE EIGHT
Sara, Gualtiero and sayings.
Sara, loose her hair, and pale as an extinct, rushes to Elizabeth's foot: she can not articulate words, but the Essex ring protrudes toward the queen.

ELIZABETH
This gem from which you had? ...
in maximum agitation
What ails! ... what a pallor! ....
Oh suspect! … Is that! could you maybe? ...
Ah! speaks.

SARA
My terror ...
Everything ... he says ... I am ... Ah! ...

ELIZABETH
Finish.

SARA
Your rival!

ELIZABETH
Ah! ...

SARA
You punish me ...
But ... of the Serbian Count ... the days ...

ELIZABETH
to the Knights
Deh! run ... deh! fly ...
As long as I live back to me,
My Serto you ask ...
CHORUS OF LORD
Ciel, your favor is rewarded ...

They make a quick movement to go out.
A cannon shot is booming; universal scream cry.


LAST SCENE
Nottingham and sayings.

NOTTINGHAM
as inebriated with fierce joy
He is off.

CORO OF CORTIGIANI
What a terror! ...

Silence.

ELIZABETH
convulsive with rage and breathlessness, he approaches Sara
You, perverse ... you alone
You pushed him into the wheel! ...
Waves never delay so much
To bring me this ring?

NOTTINGHAM
Me, Regina, I was alone,
I was pierced in the honor.
Blood I wanted, and blood I got.

ELIZABETH
to Sara
Alma rea! ...
in Nottingham
Ruthless cor! ...

CORO OF CORTIGIANI
What a terror! ... What a terror! ...

ELIZABETH
That spilled blood
In the sky rises ...
Justice question,
Claim revenge ...
Already the angiol of death
Freely presses you ...
Unprecedented torment
Both awaits you ...
Yes, betrayal,
Crime is guilty
Clemenza does not deserve,
Do not take pity ...
In the last moment
Turn to God;
And only forgiveness conceder will.

CORO OF CORTIGIANI
It calms you ... remember the care of the throne:
Who reigns, you know, does not live for himself.

ELIZABETH
Shut up!
I do not live, I do not live ...
Get out!

Nottingham and Sara leave between guards.
Meanwhile, Elizabeth, deeply absorbed, covered with extreme pallor; his eyes are in awe of terrifying vision

CORO OF CORTIGIANI
Queen!

ELIZABETH
Shut up! Aim:
That stage ... blood red,
The wet ward is all blood ...
A horrid spectrum runs through the palace,
Holding the severed head in his fist ...
Of moans, and shouts the sky booms ...
The ray of the day is fiery ...
Where my throne was, there is a grave ...
In that I descend ... she was hatched for me.

CHOIR
You calm ... Regina! Deh! ...
Who reigns, you know, does not live for himself.

ELIZABETH
Matches ... I want ...
James the King of the Anglican earth.
Of Anglia, Giacomo is the King.

Everyone moves away; but when they reach the edge, they turn again towards the Regina:
she fell on the sofa, approaching Essex's ring to her mouth. Meanwhile, the canvas is lowered.