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Aure deh per pieta

Opera details:

Opera title:

Giulio Cesare

Composer:

Georg Handel

Language:

Italian

Synopsis:

Giulio Cesare Synopsis

Libretto:

Giulio Cesare Libretto

Translation(s):

English

Aria details:

Type:

aria

Role(s):

Giulio Cesare

Voice(s):

Contralto or Mezzo-Soprano or CounterTenor

Act:

3.05b

Previous scene: Lascia questo sigillo
Next scene: Cerco invan Tolomeo

Dall'ondoso periglio . . . Aure, deh, per pietà (Handel) Stephanie Blythe

Singer: Stephanie Blythe

Dall'ondoso periglio . . . Aure, deh, per pietà from the opera Giulio Cesare, HWV 17
by George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)

Stephanie Blythe, contralto
Ensemble Orchestral de Paris
John Nelson, conductor

Dall'ondoso periglio
salvo mi porta al lido
il mio propizio fato.
Qui la celeste parca
non tronca ancor lo stame alla mia vita!
Ma dove andrò? e chi mi porge aita?
Ove son le mie schiere?
ove son le legioni,
che a tante mie vittorie il varco apriro?
Solo in queste erme arene
al monarca del mondo errar conviene?

Aure deh per pietà
spirate al petto mio
per dar conforto oh dio
al mio dolor.
Dite: dov'è, che fa
l'idol del mio sen,
l'amato e dolce ben
di questo cor?
Ma d'ogni intorno i' veggio
sparse d'arme e d'estinti
l'infortunate arene;
segno d'infausto annunzio al fin sarà.

From the perilous depths
safe has brought me to shore
my propitious destiny.
Here heavenly Fate
does not yet cut the thread of my life.
But where shall I go? And who helps me?
Where are my troops?
Where are the legions show opened the way to so many of my victories?
Alone on these desert sands
will the emperor of the world be left to roam?

Breezes, ah for pity
breathe on my breast
to give me comfort, oh god,
to my grief.
Tell me, where is, what does the idol my my breast,
the beloved, sweet darling
of this heart.
But all around I see
bestrewn with arms and corpses
these dismal sands:
this must be a sign of ill-omened portent.

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Libretto/Lyrics/Text/Testo:

Aria Cesare

Aure, deh, per pietà
spirate al petto mio,
per dar conforto, oh dio!
al mio dolor.
Dite, dov'è, che fa
l'idol del mio sen,
l'amato e dolce ben
di questo cor.
Ma d'ogni intorno i' veggio
sparse d'arme e d'estinti
l'infortunate arene,
segno d'infausto annunzio al fin sarà.

English Libretto or Translation:

Aria Cesare

Auras, deh, out of pity
blow my chest,
to give comfort, oh god!
to my pain.
Say, where it is, what it does
the idol of my sen,
the beloved and sweet well
of this cor.
But every round I see them
scattered arms and extinct
the injured arenas,
sign of inauspicious announcement to the end.



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