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Unulfo, Garibaldo, in questo seno

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 / Grimoaldo / Garibaldo

Voice(s):

CounterTenor or Contralto / Tenor / Bass

Act:

2.04-1

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Libretto/Lyrics/Text/Testo:

Scena IV
Grimoaldo, Unulfo, Garibaldo e guardie

Grimoaldo
Unulfo, Garibaldo, in questo seno
muor la speranza, ch'alimenta amore,
e seco amor non muore, e non vien meno.

Unulfo
In difesa del core
deh richiama, Signor, la tua virtude!

Grimoaldo
Ah! La grande fedeltà, che in lei risplende,
più m'innamora, Unulfo, e più m'accende.

Unulfo
Ama dunque in colei
dell'alma la beltà, non del sembiante!

Grimoaldo
Che far di più poss'io?

Garibaldo
Non ti stupire
d'una vana apparenza;
accetta il patto, e la vedrai disdire!

Unulfo
E col sangue Reale
d'un fanciullo innocente
Macchiar vorrai?

Grimoaldo
Non più!
Le voci di virtù
Non cura amante cor, o pur non sente.

English Libretto or Translation:

Scene IV
Grimoaldo, Unulfo, Garibaldo and guards

Grimoaldo
Unulfo, Garibaldo, in this bosom
expir`d all the hopes that love once nourish`d,
but love itself won’t die, that will survive
large as it was, and undiminished still.

Unulfo
Summon, my Lord, your virtue to your aid
and fence and guard your heart with that.

Grimoaldo
O that can never be,
that faith, that in her bosom shines confest
lights up my love the more and fires my breast.

Unulfo
Let love then, to her inward charms confin`d,
forget her face and doat upon her mind.

Grimoaldo
What further trial is there left for me?

Garibaldo
Stand not amaz`d at false appearances,
but take her at her word,- she’ll soon recall it.

Unulfo
And would you then behold him stain his hands
with the blood royal of an guiltless infant?

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