Verdi piante erbette liete

Opera details:

Opera title:

Orlando

Composer:

Georg Handel

Language:

Italian

Synopsis:

Orlando Synopsis

Libretto:

Orlando Libretto

Translation(s):

English

Aria details:

Type:

aria

Role(s):

Angelica

Voice(s):

Soprano

Act:

2.10b

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Verdi piante, erbette liete (Handel) Rosemary Joshua

Singer: Rosemary Joshua

Verdi piante, erbette liete (Angelica)
from Handel’s Orlando (1733)

Rosemary Joshua
Les Arts Florissants/William Christie

Verdi piante, erbette liete,
Vago rio, speco frondoso,
Sia per voi benigno il ciel.

Delle vostre omb'e segrete
Mai non turbi'l bel riposo
Vènto reo, nembo crudel.

Blooming thickets, bow'ry scene
lovely rill, and grotto green,
ever my serenest skies
cheer you with their kind supplies.

Never may destructive storm
your delicious sweets deform,
or the soft repose invade
of your ever secret shade.
- TRANSLATION by Samuel Humphreys (c. 1698-1738)

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Libretto/Lyrics/Text/Testo:

Aria: Angelica
Verdi piante, erbette liete,
vago rio, speco frondoso,
sia per voi enign oil ciel!

Delle vostre ombre segrete mai non turbi il bel riposo
vente reo, nembo crudel.

English Libretto or Translation:

Aria: Angelica
Verdant trees, swaying grass,
Beautiful river, shady cave,
May the heavens bless you!

May your secret shadows never be disturbed
Nor their repose by cruel winds or dark storms.