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, amante cara (Handel) Ewa Podleś

Singer: Ewa Podleś

Cara sposa, amante cara
from Handel’s opera Rinaldo (1711)

Ewa Podleś with Moscow Chamber Orchestra
Constantine Orbelian, conductor

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!

TRANSLATION:
Beloved betrothed, dear beloved,
where are you?
Oh! Return to my laments!

On the altar of your Erebus,
with the torch of my contempt
I defy you, oh evil spirits.

From the CD Handel Arias from Rinaldo & Orlando available from Delos:

Art in the video by John William Godward (1861-1922).

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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