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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

Marilyn Horne: Handel - Rodelinda, 'Vivi Tiranno'

Singer: Marilyn Horne

Marilyn Horne (born January 16, 1934, Bradford, Pennsylvania) is an American mezzo-soprano opera singer. She specialized in roles requiring a large sound, beauty of tone, excellent breath support, and the ability to execute difficult coloratura passages...

Lyrics & English Translation

Live, Tyrant! I have saved you.
Now kill me, ingrate, unleash your rage!
I wished to save you only to show you,
That my heart is greater than my fate.


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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.