Son nata a lagrimar

Opera details:

Opera title:

Giulio Cesare

Composer:

Georg Handel

Language:

Italian

Synopsis:

Giulio Cesare Synopsis

Libretto:

Giulio Cesare Libretto

Translation(s):

English

Duet details:

Type:

duet

Role(s):

Cornelia / Sesto

Voice(s):

Contralto / Soprano

Act:

1.20

Previous scene: Tu sei il cor di questo core
Next scene: Eseguisti o Nireno

Nathalie Stutzmann & Philippe Jaroussky - Recording Handel duet "Son nata a lagrimar"

Singer(s): Nathalie Stutzmann Philippe Jaroussky
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Nathalie Stutzmann and Philippe Jaroussky sing the famous Cornelia and Sesto duet "Son nata a lagrimar" from Handel's opera Giulio Cesare. Recorded for Nathalie Stutzmann's new album on Warner Classics & Erato "Heroes from the Shadows".

"Heroes from the Shadows" makes stars of the unfairly overlooked roles – from Arsamene to Zenobia – who sing Handel’s hidden operatic jewels: Cornelia from Giulio Cesare (‘Son nata’ in duet with star countertenor Philippe Jaroussky as her guest), Dardano’s stately ‘Pena tiranna’ from Amadigi di Gaula, and the sublime, intimate ‘Senti, bell’idol mio’ sung by Claudio in Silla. Stutzmann conducts her superb musicians playing on Baroque instruments, while singing some of Handel’s most virtuosic arias, all with a rare mastery of both arts – neither one in the shadow of the other.

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Libretto/Lyrics/Text/Testo:

Duetto
Cornelia e Sesto

Son nata/o a lagrimar/sospirar, e il dolce mio conforto,
ah, sempre piangerò.
Se il fato ci tradì,
sereno e lieto dì
mai più sperar potrò.

English Libretto or Translation:

Duet
Cornelia and Sesto
I was born / or lagrimar / sigh, and my sweet comfort,
ah, I will always cry.
If fate betrayed us,
serene and happy
I can never hope again.



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