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Nedda! Silvio!

Opera details:

Opera title:

Pagliacci

Composer:

Ruggero Leoncavallo

Language:

Italian

Synopsis:

Pagliacci Synopsis

Libretto:

Pagliacci Libretto

Translation(s):

English Deutsch

Recitative details:

Type:

recitative

Role(s):

Nedda / Silvio / Tonio

Voice(s):

Soprano / Baritone / Baritone

Act:

1.12b

Previous scene: Silvio a quest ora
Next scene: Decidi il mio destin

Thomas Allen & Adriana Maliponte as Silvio & Nedda (duet from I Pagliacci) - ROH 1976

Singer(s): Adriana Maliponte Thomas Allen

Silli/Nedda duet from Leoncavallo's "I Pagliacci"
Silvio - Thomas Allen
Nedda - Adriana Maliponte
conductor - Robin Stapleton
Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, 1976

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Libretto/Lyrics/Text/Testo:


SCENA TERZA

SILVIO
sporgendo la metà dei corpo arrampicandosi dal muretto a destra, e chiama a bassa voce
Nedda!

NEDDA
affrettandosi verso di lui
Silvio! a quest'ora...
che imprudenza!

SILVIO
saltando allegramente e venendo verso di lui
Ah bah!
Sapea ch'io non rischiavo nulla.
Canio e Peppe da lunge a la taverna,
a la taverna ho scorto!...
Ma prudente pe la macchia
a me nota qui ne venni.

NEDDA
E ancora un poco
in Tonio t'imbattevi!

SILVIO
ridendo
Oh! Tonio il gobbo!

NEDDA
Il gobbo è da temersi!
M'ama... Ora qui mel disse...
e nel bestial delirio suo,
baci chiedendo,
ardia correr su me!

SILVIO
Per Dio!

NEDDA
Ma con la frusta
del cane immondo
la foga calmai!

English Libretto or Translation:

SILVIO
half his body appearing as he climbs the low wall on the right, calling softly
Nedda!

NEDDA
hastening towards him
Silvio! At this hour,
what folly …

SILVIO
gaily vaulting over and coming towards her
Bah! You can be sure
that I'm taking no risk.
I saw Canio and Peppe in the tavern
from far off! …
But I came here with care, through
the wooded path I know.

NEDDA
Had you been a moment sooner
you'd have run into Tonio.

SILVIO
laughing
Oh! Tonio the fool!

NEDDA
The fool can be dangerous.
He loves me …

SILVIO
Ah!

NEDDA
He told me so just now …
and in his bestial frenzy,
trying to kiss me, he dared to rush on me …

SILVIO
By Heaven!

NEDDA
But with the whip
I cooled the ardour of the filthy dog.