Prigionera ho l'alma in pena

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:

2.04-2

Previous scene: Unulfo, Garibaldo, in questo seno
Next scene: Massime cosi indegne

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Libretto/Lyrics/Text/Testo:

Aria di Grimoaldo
Prigioniera ho l'alma in pena,
ma si bella è la catena,
che non cerca libertà.
Mesto, infermo, il cor sen'giace,
ma il suo mal così gli piace,
che bramar pace non sa.
Prigioniera...etc.
(Parte)

English Libretto or Translation:

Grimoaldo
No more!
The voice of virtue
finds no admittance through a lover’s ear,
or, if it does, passes, unheeded, through it,
and reaches not the heart.
Captive is my soul in chains,
but so pleasing are its pains,
that it wishes not to be,
if it could, at liberty.
Captive etc.
(Exit)