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Vive il mio sposo?

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):

Rodelinda / Unulfo

Voice(s):

Soprano / CounterTenor or Contralto

Act:

2.06-1

Previous scene: Scacciata dal suo nido
Next scene: Ritorna oh! caro e dolce mio tesore

Handel - Rodelinda 'Ritorna oh caro'. Antonacci

Singer(s): Andreas Scholl Kurt Streit Anna Caterina Antonacci

Act 2 scene 6 of Handel's opera Rodelinda HWV 19.
Vive il mio sposo? - Rodelinda and Unulfo recitative
Ritorna oh caro e dolce mio tesoro - Rodelinda aria
a dar confo rto e speme a questo cor!
Tu renderai al seno mio la calma,
se refrigerio sei d'ogni dolor.

Rodelinda - Anna Caterina Antonacci
Grimoaldo - Kurt Streit
Garibaldo - Umberto Chiummo, bass
Eduige - Louise Winter
Bertarido - Andreas Scholl
Unulfo - Artur Stefanowicz
Flavio - Tom Siese
Glyndebourne Festival Opera. 1998.
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, William Christie.

Complete opera -
Act 2, 16 5,00 Ritorna, mpeg

Libretto/Lyrics/Text/Testo:

Scena VI
Galleria nell'appartamento di Rodelinda.
Rodelinda e Unulfo.


Rodelinda
Vive il mio sposo?

Unulfo
Si, vive, oh Regina,
anzioso d'abbracciarti.

Rodelinda
A tanta sorte
per la gioia dovria mancarmi il core;
e pure, Unulfo, io sento -

Unulfo
Importuno timore
invidia al tuo bel sen -

Rodelinda
Deh! Non tardare
a miei sguardi il contento, ed al cor mio;
venga a me Bertarido!

Unulfo
Or tel'invio.

English Libretto or Translation:

Scene VI
A gallery in Rodelindas apartment
Rodelinda and Unulfo


Rodelinda
My spouse still living, say you?

Unulfo
Living, my Queen, and longing to embrace
you!

Rodelinda
At such a sudden turn, joy springs too fast,
my heart might fail me out of to much transport,
yet, ah, I know not, but it sinks with fear.

Unulfo
Fears, at this time, are most importunate,
and out of envy to the blessings there,
crowd to disturb your breast, and damp your
joys.

Rodelinda
Pray you, with all the haste imaginable,
let me my Lord Bertarido behold,
dear to my eyes as light – and to my heart
dear as the vital drops
that flow within it.

Unulfo
He shall, with all dispatch, be safe conducted.