Se'l mio duol non e si forte

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:

3.04-2

Previous scene: Non temere, Signore!
Next scene: Amico, ah, che a me duole

Joan Sutherland ❦ Rodelinda: Se'l mio duol non e si forte

Singer: Joan Sutherland

Joan sutherland as Rodelinda by George Frideric Handel.
From Act Three: "Se 'l mio duol non e si forte"
With the Welsh National Opera Orchestra / Richard Bonynge.
Studio Recording from 1985.

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Libretto/Lyrics/Text/Testo:

Rodelinda
Or chi mi rende
il freddo busto almeno,
onde in quel caro seno un bacio imprima,
e sul corpo adorato,
prevenendo il mio fato, il duol m'opprima!
Se'l mio duol non è si forte,
chi trafigge, oh dio! chi svena
per pietà questo mio cor?
Ah! Che un duol peggior di morte
Involare a un sen che pena,
e pietà, non è rigor.
Se'l mio duol...etc.
(partono)

English Libretto or Translation:

Rodelinda
Where is that charitable hand at least,
that would` present me with his cold, cold urn,
that on his ashes I might print my kisses,
and o`er the reliques of that worship`d man,
prevent my doom, and weep myself to death?
Since my grief’s too weak to end me,
who’ll, in pity, take my part,
who the piercing dagger lent me,
or transfix and free my heart?
Who, from worse of pangs of death
will, in pity to my woe,
set me free! My parting breath
shall bless the hand that gave the blow.
Since etc.

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