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La cerco in vano

Opera details:

Opera title:

Alcina

Composer:

Georg Handel

Language:

Italian

Synopsis:

Alcina Synopsis

Libretto:

Alcina Libretto

Translation(s):

English

Recitative details:

Type:

recitative

Role(s):

Ruggiero / Oronte

Voice(s):

Mezzo-Soprano / Tenor

Act:

1.15

Previous scene: Io dunque..
Next scene: Semplicetto a donna credi

Alcina : Act 1 "Io dunque" [Oronte, Morgana] "La cerco in vano" [Ruggiero, Oronte]

Singer(s): Susan Graham Natalie Dessay

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Alcina : Act 1 "Io dunque" [Oronte, Morgana] "La cerco in vano" [Ruggiero, Oronte] · William Christie

Handel Edition Volume 1 - Alcina, Orlando

℗ 1999 Erato Disques S.A.S, Paris, France

Conductor: William Christie
Engineer: Joël Soupiron
Mezzo-soprano Vocals: Susan Graham
Orchestra: Les Arts Florissants
Producer: Arnaud Moral
Remixer: Alain Joubert & Arnaud Moral
Soprano Vocals: Natalie Dessay
Tenor Vocals: Timothy Robinson
Composer: George Frideric Handel

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Libretto/Lyrics/Text/Testo:

RUGGIERO
La cerco invano,
e la crudel non torna.

ORONTE
entrando, fra sé
Nuovo inganno si trovi:
un geloso amator all'altro giovi.
a Ruggiero
Senti, Ruggiero, senti: e credi a' sguardi,
alla mentita frode d'Alcina tua?


RUGGIERO
Così favella Oronte?

ORONTE
Così. Tu sol non sai,
che chiudon queste selve
mille amanti infelici, conversi in onda,
in fredde rupi, in belve?

RUGGIERO
lo so ben di quai lacci
per me la strinse amore.

ORONTE
Il laccio è sciolto.

RUGGIERO
Me sol ama e desia.

ORONTE
Va, che sei stolto;
Ricciardo è l'idol suo.

RUGGIERO
Già di lui s'invaghi?

English Libretto or Translation:

RUGGIERO
I look for it in vain,
and the cruel one does not come back.

ORONTE
entering, to himself
New deception is found:
a jealous amator to the next one.
in Ruggiero
Listen, Ruggiero, listen: and believe in 'looks,
to the cheated fraud of your Alcina?


RUGGIERO
So does Oronte talk?

ORONTE
So. You alone do not know,
that close these woods
a thousand unhappy lovers, conversi on the air,
in cold cliffs, in beasts?

RUGGIERO
I know very well of quai lacci
for me he hugged her.

ORONTE
The lace is loose.

RUGGIERO
Me alone loves and desires.

ORONTE
Go, you are foolish;
Ricciardo is his idol.

RUGGIERO
Already of him are wasted?



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