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Vivi, tiranno!

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):

Bertarido

Voice(s):

CounterTenor or Contralto

Act:

3.08-2

Previous scene: Tu morrai, traditor! Muori, rubello.
Next scene: Eccoti innanzi il reo

Rodelinda: "Vivi tiranno" -- Andreas Scholl (Met Opera)

Singer: Andreas Scholl

Andreas Scholl in an excerpt from Stephen Wadsworth's production of Handel's "Rodelinda" at the Metropolitan Opera.

Watch the entire performance on Met Opera on Demand:
Production: Stephen Wadsworth
Conductor: Harry Bicket

The Metropolitan Opera
2011-12 Season

Watch videos with other singers performing Vivi, tiranno!:

Libretto/Lyrics/Text/Testo:

Aria di Bertarido
Vivi tiranno!
Io t’ho scampato
Svenami, ingrato,
sfoga il furor.
Volli salvarti
sol per mostrarti
ch’ho di mia sorte
più grande cor.
Vivi tiranno...etc.

English Libretto or Translation:

Bertarido's aria
Live tyrant!
I escaped you
Svenami, ungrateful,
the furor vents.
I wanted to save you
just to show you
I have my fate
bigger cor.
Live tyrant ... etc.

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