Si, si, fellon, t'intendo

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):

Unulfo

Voice(s):

CounterTenor or Contralto

Act:

2.04-5

Previous scene: Tirannia gli diede il regno
Next scene: Fra tempeste funeste a quest'alma

Libretto/Lyrics/Text/Testo:

Unulfo
Si, si fellon, t'intendo, e non m'inganno;
come al tuo vero Re fosti rubello,
così cerchi tradire anche il tiranno.
Perché consoli intanto
l'afflitto mio Signor l'anima amante,
intenda quanto sia fida la sposa sua,
quanto costante.
Fra tempeste funeste a quest'alma
foriera di calma
gia spunta una stella.
E disgombra ogn'ombra di pene
la fè del suo bene,
che splende più bella.
Fra tempeste...

English Libretto or Translation:

Unulfo
And spill blood-royal, even to profusion?
Ha! Mean`st thou not so?

Garibaldo
Even just so – most certainly.
For so usurpers make their title good,
and live up to the meaning of their name.
As he by tyranny procur`d the crown,
by blood he must secure his reign.
Pity but weakly props a tott`ring throne
which nought, but rigour can maintain.
As he... etc.
(exits)

Unulfo
Thro` all storms, that wreck my breast
a calm of joy at length appears,
and blessed with truth, in her I love,
at once I banish all my cares.
Thro... etc.
(Exits)