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Morrai si l'empia tua testa

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):

Rodelinda

Voice(s):

Soprano

Act:

1.08-2

Previous scene: Baci inutili e vani
Next scene: E ben, Duca, poss'io

Libretto/Lyrics/Text/Testo:

Rodelinda
Ma tu per lo spavento trema,
vil consiglier, ministro indegno!
Me delle colpe tue giudice avrai;
io regnerò fellon, ma tu morrai!

Aria di Rodelinda
Morrai sì, l'empia tua testa
già m'appresta
un gradin per gire il trono.
Che del mio sposo novello,
né più bel dono
sò bramar.
Morrai (etc.)
Parte

English Libretto or Translation:

Rodelinda
But tremble thou, vile counsellor, for fear,
unworthy minister, thou`lt have cause to fear,
I, as thy judge, thee, traitor, will arraign
and thou ́rt as sure to die as I to reign.
Yes, thou shalt die – I’ll make that head
the step, by which to thrones I’ll tread.
I`ll claim it of my new-made spouse,
he’ll grant it to cement our vows.
I know no gift will please me more
that he can grant, or I implore.
Yes, thou etc.