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Piangero la sorte mia

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Opera title:

Giulio Cesare


Georg Handel




Giulio Cesare Synopsis


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Cecilia Bartoli: Handel - Giulio Cesare, 'Piangero, la sorte mia'

Singer: Cecilia Bartoli

Cecilia Bartoli, Cavaliere OMRI (Italian pronunciation: [tʃeˈtʃiːlja ˈbaɾtoli]; born June 4, 1966 in Rome) is an Italian coloratura mezzo-soprano opera singer and recitalist. She is best known for her interpretation of the music of Mozart and Rossini, as well as for her performances of lesser-known Baroque and classical music. She is known for having the versatility to play both soprano and mezzo roles...

Lyrics & English Translation

Thus, in a single day,
Must I lose ceremony and greatness?
Alas, wicked fate!
Caesar, my godlike beloved, is probably dead,
Cornelia and Sextus are defenseless
And cannot come to my aid. O god!
There is no hope left (to my life).
I shall lament my fate,
So cruel and so pitiless,
As long as I have breath in my breast.
But when I am dead, wherever he goes,
Tyranny, night and day,
Everywhere I will agitate.

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Aria Cleopatra

Piangerò la sorte mia,
sì crudele e tanto ria, finché vita in petto avrò. Ma poi morta d'ogn'intorno il tiranno e notte e giorno fatta spettro agiterò.

English Libretto or Translation:

Cleopatra air

I will cry my destiny,
so cruel and so much, as long as I live in my chest. But then the tyrant is dead all around, and night and day in the ghost, I will stir.

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