Pastorello d'un povero armento

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:

3.06-2

Previous scene: Fatto inferno e il mio petto
Next scene: Che miro?

Handel Pastorello d'un povero armento

Singer: John Mark Ainsley

John Mark Ainsley sings 'Pastorello d'un povero armento' from Handel's 'Rodelinda'

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Libretto/Lyrics/Text/Testo:

Aria di Grimoaldo
Pastorello d'un povero armento
Pur dorme contento,
sotto l'ombra d'un faggio o d'alloro.
Io, d'un regno monarca fastoso,
non trovo riposo,
sotto l'ombra di porpora e d'oro.
Pastorello... etc.
(seguitando la sinfonia, si addormenta)

English Libretto or Translation:

The little shepherd of some scanty flock,
sleeps with content, enjoys his ease,
beneath the spreading beech, or spacious oak,
while I, a king, can find no peace.
In vain by gold and purple made,
I can command the stately shade,
since, when I strive for sleep, still fly
peace from my breast, and slumber from my eye
The little etc.