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Ombre pallide io so mi udite

Opera details:

Opera title:

Alcina

Composer:

Georg Handel

Language:

Italian

Synopsis:

Alcina Synopsis

Libretto:

Alcina Libretto

Translation(s):

English

Aria details:

Type:

aria

Role(s):

Alcina

Voice(s):

Soprano

Act:

2.21

Previous scene: Del pallido Acheronte
Next scene: Intermezzo 3

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Libretto/Lyrics/Text/Testo:

ALCINA
Ah! Ruggiero crudel, tu no mi amasti!
Ah! che fingesti ancor, e m'ingannasti!
E pur ti adora ancor fido mio core.
Ah! Ruggiero crudel! ah, traditore!

Del pallido Acheronte spiriti abitatori,
e della notte ministri di vendetta,
cieche figlie crudeli, a me venite!
Secondate i miei voti,
perché Ruggiero amato
non fugga da me ingrato.
Guarda d'intorno, sospesa.
Ma ohimé! misera!
e quale insolita tardanza?
eh! non m'udite?
Vi cerco, e vi ascondete?
Vi comando, e tacete?
Evvi inganno? evvi frode?
La mia verga fatal non ha possanza?
Vinta, delusa Alcina, e che ti avanza?

Ombre pallide, lo so, mi udite;
d'intorno errate,
e vi celate,
sorde da me:
perché? perché?

Fugge il mio bene;
voi lo fermate
deh! per pietate,
se in questa verga,
ch'ora disprezzo,
e voglio frangere,
forza non è.

English Libretto or Translation:

ALCINA
Ah! Ruggiero crudel, you did not love me!
Ah! that you pretended still, and I deceived you!
And yet you still adore my heart.
Ah! Ruggiero crudel! ah, traitor!

Of pale Acheron inhabitant spirits,
and of the night ministers of revenge,
blind cruel daughters, come to me!
Second my votes,
because Ruggiero loved
do not run away from me ungrateful.
Look around, suspended.
But oh! poor!
and what unusual delay?
eh! do not you hear me?
I look for you, and do you listen?
I command you, and do not you?
Evoke deception? evvi fraud?
Does my fatal rod have no power?
Won, disappointed Alcina, and who advances you?

Pale shadows, I know, you hear me;
around wrong,
and you hide,
deaf from me:
why? why?

My good escapes;
you stop him
deh! for pity,
if in this rod,
that scorn,
and I want to break up,
force is not.



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