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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Next scene: Augelletti che cantate

Ewa Podleś: Handel - Rinaldo, 'Cara sposa, amante cara'

Singer: Ewa Podleś

Ewa Podleś (Polish pronunciation: [ˈɛva ˈpɔdlɛɕ]; 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, Podleś'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 Podleś and her husband, the accomplished pianist Jerzy Marchwiński, live in Warsaw, Poland...

Lyrics & English Translation

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

O guilty spirits from thy Erebus beneath the furrows,
My face one of complete contempt,
I defy thee!


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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!

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Operatic Anthology: Mezzo-Soprano