Rodelinda, e pur ver?

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):

Grimoaldo / Rodelinda / Unulfo / Rodelinda

Voice(s):

Tenor / Soprano / CounterTenor or Contralto / Soprano

Act:

2.03-1

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Rodelinda, HWV 19, Act II: Act II Scene 3: Recitative: Rodelinda, e pur ver? (Grimoaldo,...

Singer: Sonia Ganassi

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Rodelinda, HWV 19, Act II: Act II Scene 3: Recitative: Rodelinda, e pur ver? (Grimoaldo, Rodelinda, Unulfo, Garibaldo) · Paolo Fanale

Handel: Rodelinda, HWV 19 (Live)

℗ 2016 Dynamic

Released on: 2016-03-25

Artist: Paolo Fanale
Artist: Sonia Ganassi
Artist: Antonio Giovannini
Artist: Gezim Myshketa
Conductor: Diego Fasolis
Orchestra: Orchestra Internazionale d'Italia
Composer: George Frideric Handel

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Libretto/Lyrics/Text/Testo:

Scena III
Rodelinda, e Flavio, Grimoaldo, Unulfo,
Garibaldo e guardie


Grimoaldo
Rodelinda, è pur ver? -

Rodelinda
Si, Grimoaldo,
si ch'io mi rendo.

Unulfo
(Oh ciel!)

Rodelinda
Tu pria m'osserva
un patto solo, e poi
sarò qual più mi vuoi, o sposa, o serva.
Garibaldo
(a Grimoaldo)
Ella vuol la mia testa.

Grimoaldo
Il tutto chiedi,
fuor che la morte di -

Rodelinda
Di Garibaldo?

Grimoaldo
Appunto.

Rodelinda
Alma sì vile
del mio nobile sdegno in van paventa.

Grimoaldo
Compisci dunque, oh cara, i miei contenti!
Giuro tutto eseguir.

Rodelinda
Vò che tu prenda,
nome di scellerato, ed inumano;
che sveni di tua mano
sugli occhi miei questo mio figlio; e resti
sepolta in un delitto
tutta la gloria tua.

Unulfo
(Che ascolto!)
Grimoaldo
E questi?

Rodelinda
Si, questi sono i se
ntimenti miei.

Grimoaldo
Tu scherzi?

Rodelinda
No, non scherzo, e non t'inganno;
io non potrei essere madre in un tempo
del legittimo Re, moglie al tiranno,
e a questo sen pudico
stringere insieme il figlio, e'l suo nemico.

Grimoaldo
Ah! Duca, in questa guisa
divien mia Rodelinda?

Rodelinda
A questo patto
io t'offro la mia man; pensaci, e vedi,
ch'essendo tu mio sposo, io tua consorte,
io sposo la vendetta, e tu la morte.

Unulfo
(Quanto accorta, e fedel oggi è costei)

Garibaldo
(Quanto s'oppone a' gran disegni miei)

English Libretto or Translation:

Scene III
Rodelinda and Flavio, Grimoaldo, Unulfo,
Garibaldo and guards


Grimoaldo
And is, m
y Rodelinda, is this true?

Rodelinda
Most certain, Grimoaldo,
I yield, surrender, trust myself to you.

Unulfo
(aside)
(Avert it heavens!)

Rodelinda
But swear you will religiously observe
one compact first – and then – as you shall
please – name me your spouse, or but your
humble hand maid.

Garibaldo
Ay ther`s her aim – now `tis my head she wants.

Grimoaldo
Ask what you wilt, ask anything,
aught but the death of - -

Rodelinda
Of Garibaldo?

Grimoaldo
Right, ask anything but that.

Rodelinda
`Tis vanity in souls so vile as his
to fear my noble rage would stoop so low.
 

Grimoaldo
Say then, dear charmer, and complete my wishes
say but thy will – I’m sworn – and will fulfil it.

Rodelinda
Then take the style of bloody and inhumane,
names that will suit thee well,
with thy own hand, before my very eyes,
take this my son, and murder him. – Fulfil it,
so may thy glory, all, all,
in that one crime lie buried.
Unulfo
(What is`t I hear!)

Grimoaldo
Are these –

Rodelinda
Yes, these, these are my last firm sentiments.

Grimoaldo
Sure, you are far from earnest, or you dream?

Rodelinda
No, I don’t dream, nor do I now deceive you,
I cannot be, at once, a tyrant’s wife
and mother of a young and lawful king
I cannot to this chas
te and modest bosom,
clasp, at one time, my son and foe together.

Grimoaldo
Say duke, was this the way,
that Rodelinda would become my wife?

Rodelinda
Yes, upon this condition,
I offer you my hand. Think well, and know,
if you my spouse, and I your consort be,
I wed revenge, and you wed death in me.

Unulfo
(How artful she works his passion up,
and what a faithful pattern to her sex.)

Garibaldo
How are my vast designs all cross`d at once!

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