Semplicetto a donna credi

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):

Oronte

Voice(s):

Tenor

Act:

1.16

Previous scene: La cerco in vano
Next scene: Ah! infédele infédel

Händel, Alcina, "Semplicetto a donna credi"

Singer: Fritz Wunderlich

excerpt from the fabulous 1959 edition of Alcina, with Joan Sutherland and Fritz Wunderlich at their best.
I will immediately delete this clip under request of the owners Messrs Deutsche Grammophon.

Semplicetto! A donna credi?
Se la vedi che ti mira,
che sospira, pensa e di':
ingannar potrebbe ancor.

Simpleton! You trust a woman?
If you see one looking at you,
sighing for you, think, and say to yourself:
she could yet prove false.

(translation by Peggie Cochrane)

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Libretto/Lyrics/Text/Testo:

ORONTE
Lui solo adora:
e per lui cangeratti in belva ancora.

Semplicetto! a donna credi?
Se la vedi,
che ti mira,
che sospira,
pensa e di':
ingannar potrebbe ancor.

English Libretto or Translation:

ORONTE
He only loves:
and for him you can still be caught in a beast.

Semplicetto! do you believe?
If you see it,
that aims at you,
that sighs,
think and say:
could still deceive.



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