Cara sposa

Opera details:

Opera title:

Rinaldo

Composer:

Georg Handel

Language:

Italian

Synopsis:

Rinaldo Synopsis

Libretto:

Rinaldo Libretto

Translation(s):

Not entered yet.

Aria details:

Type:

aria

Role(s):

Rinaldo

Voice(s):

Mezzo-Soprano or CounterTenor

Act:

1

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Cara sposa - Delphine Galou LIVE - Rinaldo - Handel

Singer(s): Maria Grazia Schiavo Delphine Galou Sonia Prina

From Beaune, 18 July 2009


GEORGE FREDERIC HAENDEL 1685-1759
Rinaldo, Opéra seria en 3 actes
Créé au Théâtre Haymarket, en 1711
Livret d'Aaron Hill, librement adapté de
La Jérusalem délivrée du Tasse


Direction musicale: Ottavio DANTONE
Orch. Accademia Bizantina
Rinaldo - Delphine GALOU*, contralto
Almirena - Maria Grazia SCHIAVO, soprano
Armida - Lennecke RUITEN, soprano
Argante - Riccardo NOVARO, basse
*stepping in for Sonia PRINA


Aria of RINALDO
*****************
Cara sposa, amante cara,
Dove sei?
Deh! Ritorna a' pianti miei!

Del vostro Erebo sull'ara,
Colla face dello sdegno
Io vi sfido, o spirti rei!
*****************
My dear betrothed, my dear love,
where are you?
Come back at my tears!

Evil spirits, i defy you
with the fire of my wrath
on your infernal altar.
*****************

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Libretto/Lyrics/Text/Testo:

RINALDO
Cara sposa, amante cara,
Dove sei?
Deh! Ritorna a' pianti miei!

Del vostro Erebo sull'ara,
Colla face dello sdegno
Io vi sfido, o spirti rei!

English Libretto or Translation:

RINALDO
Beloved spouse, dearest heart
Where art thou?
Woe! Return to him who weeps!

O guilty spirits from thy Erebus altar
My face on of complete contempt,
I defy thee, wicked spirits!

Sheetmusic in our database with this aria

Operatic Anthology: Mezzo-Soprano