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Scherza infida

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Georg Handel




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Mezzo-Soprano or Tenor



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Joyce DiDonato - Handel: Ariodante (II. "Scherza infida in grembo al drudo")

Singer: Joyce DiDonato

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Georg Friedrich Handel: Ariodante, II. "Scherza infida in grembo al drudo"

Joyce Didonato: Mezzo-soprano (Ariodante)
The English Concert: Orchestra
Harry Bicket: Conductor

Concert recorded at the Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall (New York, USA), on the April 30, 2017 8:00 PM (CEST)

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E vivo ancora?
E senza il ferro,
oh! Dei! che farò?
Che mi dite, o affanni miei?

Scherza infida in grembo al drudo,
io tradito a morte in braccio
per tua colpa ora men vo.

Mà  a spezzar l'indegno laccio,
ombra mesta e spirto ignudo,
per tua pena io tornerò.

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