Baci inutili e vani

Opera details:

Opera title:

Rodelinda

Composer:

Georg Handel

Language:

Italian

Synopsis:

Rodelinda Synopsis

Libretto:

Rodelinda Libretto

Translation(s):

English Deutsch

Recitative details:

Type:

recitative

Role(s):

Garibaldo / Bertarido / Unulfo / Rodelinda

Voice(s):

Bass / CounterTenor or Contralto / CounterTenor or Contralto / Soprano

Act:

1.08-1

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Handel: Rodelinda / Act 1 - Baci inutili e vani

Singer(s): Marie-Nicole Lemieux Simone Kermes

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Handel: Rodelinda / Act 1 - Baci inutili e vani · Vito Priante · Marijana Mijanovic · Marie-Nicole Lemieux · Simone Kermes · Il Complesso Barocco · Alan Curtis

Handel: Rodelinda

℗ 2005 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin

Released on: 2005-01-01

Producer, Executive Producer: Marita Prohmann
Producer, Recording Producer, Editor: Arend Prohmann
Studio Personnel, Balance Engineer, Editor: Andrew Wedman
Composer: George Frideric Handel
Author: Nicola Francesco Haym
Author, Original Text Author: Antonio Salvi
Author, Original Text Author: Pierre Corneille

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Libretto/Lyrics/Text/Testo:

Scena VIII
Detti, e Garibaldo con parte delle guardie

Garibaldo
Baci inutili e vani
porgi alle tombe,
oh Rodelinda, e pure
tu puoi con essi ricomprarti il regno.

Bertarido
(Garibaldo, il fellon!)

Unulfo
(Frena lo sdegno!)

Rodelinda
Hai delle mie sventure, perfido,
tanto ardir favellarmi?

Garibaldo
Grimoaldo ti chiede
pronta obbedienza, e non contrasto;
o stringi con le sue nozze il crine alla tua sorte,
o ti prepara...

Rodelinda
A che? Forse la morte?
Non ho più che temer, n'è che sperare.

Garibaldo
Non hai più che temer?
Lascia quel figlio!
(Le toglie il fanciullo)

Bertarido
(Ah scellerato!...)

Unulfo
(Ferma!)

Garibaldo
E'l suo periglio ti renda men superba,
e più prudente.
Grimoaldo consente di riporre in tua mano
or la tua sorte;
pensa ed in breve eleggi
o'l trono pel tuo figlio, o pur la morte.

Rodelinda
Perfido, sì t'intendo:
questo è sol tuo consiglio;
or via rendimi il figlio,
(si ripiglia il fanciullo)
Ritorna al tuo signor, dì, ch'io mi rendo,
e ch'io con le sue nozze accetto il soglio.

Bertarido
(Misero, ohimè! Son morto.)

Unulfo
(Oh ciel, che sento!)

English Libretto or Translation:


Scene VIII
The aforesaid and Garibaldo with a party of
the guards


Garibaldo
Vain and unprofitable kisses those,
Which to cold tombs you give, Rodelinda!
And yet, by such, you may redeem a Kingdom.

Bertarido
(That fell traitor Garibaldo!)
Unulfo
(Once more I beg your patience; curb your anger.)

Rodelinda
Perfidious Wretch! Distresses and misfortunes
sink me so low that thou darest take upon thee
t`intrude thy bold discourse.

Garibaldo
Thus Grimaldo greets thee then, and hear it:
He claims direct obedience to his will;
No bargaining for love – no contracts or
disputes. Or this night take him to your arms,
And, while you may, with him, embrace good
fortune, or else prepare –

Rodelinda
Prepare – for what? Perhaps for death you mean,
why let it come, `tis welcome,
I have nought else to f
ear, nor aught to hope.

Garibaldo
Hast thou nought else to fear?
Say`st thou so? Then leave this boy with me.
Takes her child from her.

Bertarido
(Intolerable ruffian.)

Unulfo
(Still let me beg your patience.)

Garibaldo
His eminent danger,
perhaps, will bring your pride a little lower,
teach you a needful lesson to grow wiser.
Grimoaldo does consent
Once more to place your fortune in your choice;
but then determine briefly which you choose,
death for your son, or with his life a throne.

Rodelinda
Yes yes, false man, I understand thee well,
This is the wicked counsel, that you gav`st him.
Well, since it must be so, restore my son.
Takes back her son.
Back to thy lord return with this reply:
Tell him, I give myself in marriage to him,
and on those terms accept the crown he offers.

Bertarido
(Ah, miserable me! then I am dead indeed !)

Unulfo
(O heavens! What is`t I hear!)

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