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Gia perdesti, o signora

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):

Eduige / Garibaldo

Voice(s):

Contralto / Bass

Act:

2.01

Previous scene: Confusa si miri
Next scene: Rodelinda, sì mesta

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Libretto/Lyrics/Text/Testo:

Atto Secondo

Scena I
Sala
Eduige e Garibaldo


Garibaldo
Già perdesti, oh signora,
il nome di Regina, e quel di sposa.

Eduige
Non più, che il mio cordoglio
troppo s'avvanza, oh Dio! Ma tu per me
che fai? Che pensi?

Garibaldo
Eduige, assicura
le mie speranze, e l'amor mio ti giura
di sostener le tue ragioni al soglio.

Eduige
Prometto d'esser tua.

Garibaldo
A me la fede
porgi di sposa, e -

Eduige
Come?
Dunque pria di servir
, vuoi la mercede?

Garibaldo
Con titolo sì bello
perdo di traditore, e di rubello
l'infame traccia; or via risolvi?

Eduige
Oh Dio!
Se vedessi il cuor mio...

Garibaldo
Lo vedo, ingrata,
ami chi ti tradì, alma spietata.
(Parte)

English Libretto or Translation:


Act II

Scene I
A great hall
Edwig and Garibaldo


Garibaldo
Madam, you see, you’ve lost beyond repair
the name of wife and title of a queen.

Edwig
Touch that harsh note no more – already grief
makes too much progress in my aching heart.
But then, my friend and counsellor,
what can`st thou do? what think of to assist me?

Garibaldo
Trust in me, Edwig.
Give but the least assurance to my hopes,
smile on my love, and by that love, I swear,
that I’ll maintain your title to the throne.

Edwig
Then trust me, when I promise to be yours.

Garibaldo
No, you must make yourself, this minute, mine,
it must be so, my truly wedded wife.

Edwig
Is that a right request,
to claim rewards, before the service done?

Garibaldo
When I am vested with so fair a title,
the name of traitor, in the name of husband,
will be quite lost – none, then, will call me rebel
this matter claims your speediest resolution.

Edwig
Oh could you only see my heart –

Garibaldo
I see it through and through – and so adieu,
not me you love, not me, ungrateful maid,
thou lov`st the man that has thy love betray`d.
(Exit)