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Non disperar chi sa?

Opera details:

Opera title:

Giulio Cesare


Georg Handel




Giulio Cesare Synopsis


Giulio Cesare Libretto



Aria details:




Cleopatra / Tolomeo / Achilla





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G. F. Haendel - Giulio Cesare - Karl Richter - "6. Non disperar, chi sa"

Singer: Tatiana Troyanos

Karl Richter's post-romantic take on Baroque opera - that is, without the use of countertenors and travesto sopranos, replacing with basses and tenors.
Giulio Cesare has beautiful arias and superb orchestration. The Münchener Bach-Orchester's continuo playing is masterful, but I won't be uploading the recitatives.
The scene cuts to Cleopatra (Tatiana Troyanos), queen of Egypt and Tolomeo's brother, hearing from Nireno, her confident, the news about Pompeo's murder. She knows her brother plans to kill Cesare and reign alone.
She, however, has other plans than murder: seduce Cesare. And, if she doesn't have the kingdom, well, at least she'll have luck in love.
"Non disperar, chi sa?
Se al regno non l'avrai,
Avrai sorte in amor.
Mirando una beltà
In essa troverai
A consolar un cor."

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Aria Cleopatra

Non disperar, chi sa? se al regno non l'avrai, avrai sorte in amor. Mirando una beltà
in essa troverai
a consolar un cor.
(parte con Nireno)

English Libretto or Translation:

Cleopatra air

Do not despair, who knows? if you do not have it in the kingdom, you will have arisen in love. Aiming for a beauty
in it you will find it
to console a cor. (part with Nireno)

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G. Schirmer Opera Anthology: Arias for Soprano Volume 2G. Schirmer Opera Anthology: Diction Coach Arias for Soprano Volume 2

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