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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HÄNDEL • Aria: 'Cara sposa, amante cara' • Rinaldo

Singer: David Daniels

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GEORGE FRIDERIC HÄNDEL (1685 † 1759)

'RINALDO' (HWV 7), Opera in Three Acts by George Frideric Handel composed in 1711. It is the first Italian language Opera written specifically for the London stage. The libretto was prepared by Giacomo Rossi from a scenario provided by Aaron Hill, after Torquato Tasso (1544 -1595), "La Gerusalemme liberata." The work was first performed at the Queen's Theatre in London's Haymarket on 24 February 1711. .
ACT I, Scene VII
RINALDO's Aria

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!
(Da Capo)

[Libretto in Italian prepared by G.F.Händel]

Sopranista: David Daniels (Alto)
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Dir: Sir Roger Norrington



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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