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Qual vita e questa mai

Opera details:

Opera title:

Orfeo ed Euridice

Composer:

Christof von Gluck

Language:

Italian

Synopsis:

Orfeo ed Euridice Synopsis

Libretto:

Orfeo ed Euridice Libretto

Translation(s):

English Deutsch

Scene details:

Type:

Not entered yet.

Role(s):

Not entered yet.

Voice(s):

Soprano

Act:

3

Previous scene: Deh! placatevi con me
Next scene: Fortune ennemie

Orfeo ed Euridice - Qual vita è questa mai - Joanna Woś

Singer: Joanna Wos

Christoph Gluck - Orfeo ed Euridice - Qual vita è questa mai - Joanna Woś - Polish National Opera Warsaw 2009

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Recitativo

EURIDICE
Qual vita è questa mai,
Che a vivere incomincio! E qual arcano
M'asconde Orfeo?
Tratto m'avria dal recesso ferale
Per farsi reo del perfido abbandono?
Agli occhi miei
Si smentisce la luce. Oppresso in seno
Mi diventa affannoso
Il respirar. Tremo... vacillo... e sento
Fra l'angoscia e il terrore,
Quando all'ebbrezza, rediviva, aspiro
Da un palpito crudel vibrarmi il core.

English Libretto or Translation:

Recitative

EURIDICE
What is this life, never
What to live I start! And what arcane
Does Orfeo hide me?
Stretch comes from the feral recess
To be guilty of the wicked abandonment?
In my eyes
Light is denied. Oppressed in the bosom
It becomes labored
The respirar. I tremble ... shake ... and I hear
Between anguish and terror,
When he was drunk, he revived, I aspired
From a cruel throb I vibrate my heart.

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