De miei scherni perfar le vendette

Opera details:

Opera title:

Rodelinda

Composer:

Georg Handel

Language:

Italian

Synopsis:

Rodelinda Synopsis

Libretto:

Rodelinda Libretto

Translation(s):

English Deutsch

Aria details:

Type:

aria

Role(s):

Eduige

Voice(s):

Contralto

Act:

2.02-2

Previous scene: Rodelinda, sì mesta
Next scene: Rodelinda, e pur ver?

De miei scherni perfar le vendette (Rodelinda - G.F. Händel) Score Animation

Singer: Sonia Ganassi

Sonia Ganassi
Orchestra Internazionale d'Italia
Diego Fasolis, cond.

*Remember: Some early music (medieval, renaissance and baroque) can vary on pitch.

Libretto/Lyrics/Text/Testo:

Eduige
Io che gliel diedi, io saprò torgli il regno.
Sovra quel capo indegno
il fulmine vedrai del mio cordoglio,
cangiar nel tempo istesso
il suo lauro in cipresso, in tomba il soglio.
De' miei scherni per far vendette
il mio amore in furor cangerò.
Ed accesi gli sguardi in saette
fiero scempio dell'empio farò.
De' miei... etc.
(parte)

English Libretto or Translation:

Edwig
And I, who made, can
soon unmake that King,
I’ll hurl the bolt of vengeance, flaming hot
at his perfidious head - soon will he find
his laurels, by my thunder, changed, become
a cypress, and his blasted throne a tomb.
My love, to fury changed, his heart shall shake,
such keen revenge on that false man, I’ll take,
by his example others shall beware,
nor, trembling, dare t`incense the slighted fair.
My love etc.
(Exit)