Io gia t'ami

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):

Grimoaldo

Voice(s):

Tenor

Act:

1.03

Previous scene: Duca, vedesti mai
Next scene: E tu dice d'amarmi?

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Libretto/Lyrics/Text/Testo:

Grimoaldo
T'offersi la mia mano, e la sdegnasti;
m'offri adesso la destra, e la rifiuto:
ora soffrilo in pace!
Al trono io vò chiamar,
chi più mi piace.
Io già t'amai, ritrosa,
sdegnasti esser mia sposa
sempre dicesti no.
Or ch'io son Re, non voglio
compagna nel mio soglio,
aver chi mi sprezzò.
Io già t'amai...
(parte)

English Libretto or Translation:

Grimoaldo
No – if you’ll have it, since I’ve been a King,
I am become, to one, perhaps, less constant,
that to another I may prove more just.
I proffered you my hand, but you distained it,
now, me you offer yours, and I reject it:
there let the matter rest.
I, whom I please will call to share my throne.
I loved thee, and did court the joy,
which, scorning to bestow,
the more I courted, you grew coy
and still you answered no.
And now, coy fair one, be it known,
who looked at me with scornful eyes,
must never hope to mount my throne
nor share the glittering prize.

(exit)

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