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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

Ewa Podleś: Handel - Rodelinda, 'Vivi, tiranno'

Singer: Ewa Podles

Ewa Podleś (Polish pronunciation: [ˈɛva ˈpɔdlɛɕ]; born on April 26, 1952 in Warsaw) is an internationally celebrated Polish coloratura contralto with a very wide vocal range (from a low A2 up to soprano high D) and great vocal agility. Though known mainly for her Baroque works, Podleś's repertoire ranges from Handel's Giulio Cesare (Cesare) to songs by Shostakovich. Right at the center of her abilities, however, are the contralto roles (some of them "trouser" roles) of Rossini. She is also a specialist in Russian works. She has frequently been labeled a "force of nature." Ewa Podleś and her husband, the accomplished pianist Jerzy Marchwiński, live in Warsaw, Poland...

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.

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