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Va tacito e nascosto

Opera details:

Opera title:

Giulio Cesare


Georg Handel




Giulio Cesare Synopsis


Giulio Cesare Libretto



Aria details:




Giulio Cesare / Achilla / Giulio Cesare / Cornelia / Sesto


Contralto or Mezzo-Soprano or CounterTenor



Previous scene: Cesare alla tua destra
Next scene: Tu sei il cor di questo core

Ewa Podle?: Handel - Giulio Cesare, 'Va tacito e nascosto'

Singer: Ewa Podle?

Ewa Podle? (Polish pronunciation: [??va ?p?dl??]; born on April 26, 1952 in Warsaw) is an internationally celebrated Polish coloratura contralto with a very wide vocal range (from a low A2 up to soprano high D) and great vocal agility. Though known mainly for her Baroque works, Podle?'s repertoire ranges from Handel's Giulio Cesare (Cesare) to songs by Shostakovich. Right at the center of her abilities, however, are the contralto roles (some of them "trouser" roles) of Rossini. She is also a specialist in Russian works. She has frequently been labeled a "force of nature." Ewa Podle? and her husband, the accomplished pianist Jerzy Marchwi?ski, live in Warsaw, Poland...

Lyrics & English Translation

How silently,
How slyly,
When once the scent is taken,
The huntsmen tracks the spoor...

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Aria Cesare

Va tacito e nascosto, quand'avido e? di preda, l'astuto cacciator.
E chi e? mal far disposto, non brama che si veda l'inganno del suo cor.
(parte con seguito).

English Libretto or Translation:

Aria Cesare

It must be tacit and hidden, when greedy is prey, the cunning hunter.
And whoever is ill disposed, does not want to see the deception of his heart. (part with continuation).

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