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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Dmitry Egorov, Countertenor. Handel, Cara Sposa

Singer: Nicolò Grimaldi

Cara Sposa, aria de Rinaldo, George Frideric Handel
Dmitry Egorov, countertenor. I have uploaded 4 Cara Sposa videos, and all are excellent voices and performances. My guess is that the one that most surely sounds like the original Rinaldo, castrato Nicolo Grimaldi "Nicolini" or the later Handel performer Francesco Bernardi "Senesino," is the voice and Baroque-style performance of Dmitry Egorov. He sounds like a full-voiced alto castrato, not a countertenor.


Cara sposa, amante cara,
dove sei?
Deh! Ritorna a' pianti miei.

Del vostro Erebo sull'ara
colla face del mio sdegno
io vi sfido o spirti rei!
(da capo)

My dear betrothed, my dear one,
where are you?
Come back to my tears!

Evil spirits, I defy you
with the fire of my wrath
on your infernal altar.
(to the beginning)

Watch videos with other singers performing Cara sposa:

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