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Voi lo sapete, o mamma

Opera details:

Opera title:

Cavalleria Rusticana

Composer:

Pietro Mascagni

Language:

Italian

Synopsis:

Cavalleria Rusticana Synopsis

Libretto:

Cavalleria Rusticana Libretto

Translation(s):

English Deutsch

Aria details:

Type:

aria,duet

Role(s):

Santuzza / Lucia

Voice(s):

Soprano / Contralto

Act:

1.12

Previous scene: Inneggiamo, il Signor non è morto
Next scene: Tu qui, Santuzza?

Caballé - Voi lo sapete 'Cavalleria Rusticana'

Singer: Montserrat Caballé

Montserrat Caballé as Santuzza from Cavalleria Rusticana, an opera by Pietro Mascagni, singing the main aria "Voi lo sapete". Astrid Varney as Mamma Lucia. Studio Recording, Conductor Riccardo Mutti, 1979

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Libretto/Lyrics/Text/Testo:

Tutti entrano in chiesa tranne Santuzza e Lucia.

Romanza e Scena
Lucia e Santuzza

LUCIA
Perché m'hai fatto
Segno di tacere?

SANTUZZA
Voi lo sapete, o mamma,
Prima d'andar soldato,
Turiddu aveva a Lola
Eterna fè giurato.
Tornò, la seppe sposa;
E con un nuovo amore
Volle spegner la fiamma
Che gli bruciava il core:
M'amò, l'amai.
Quell'invidia d'ogni delizia mia,
Del suo sposo dimentica,
Arse di gelosia...
Me l'ha rapito...
Priva dell'onor mio rimango:
Lola e Turiddu s'amano,
Io piango, io piango!

LUCIA
Miseri noi,
Che cosa vieni a dirmi
In questo santo giorno?

SANTUZZA
Io son dannata.
Andate o mamma,
Ad implorare Iddio,
E pregate per me.
Verrà Turiddu,
Vo' supplicarlo
Un'altra volta ancora!

LUCIA
avvicinandosi alla chiesa
Aiutatela voi,
Santa Maria!
Esce.

English Libretto or Translation:

All enter the church except Santuzza and Lucia.


Romance and Scene
Lucia and Santuzza

LUCIA
Why did you signal me
To be silent?

SANTUZZA
O mother, you know
That before he went for a soldier
Turiddu had sworn
Eternal faith to Lola.
On his return, he found her married,
And sought with a new love
To quell the flame
Which burned in his heart:
He loved me, I loved him.
But she, envious of my only delight
And forgetful of her husband,
Burned with jealousy …
She stole him from me …
And I am left disgraced;
Lola and Turiddu are lovers,
And I am left to weep.

LUCIA
Lord have mercy!
What is this you've come to tell me
On this holy day?

SANTUZZA
l am condemned!
O mother, go
And pray to God
And pray for me too!
When Turiddu comes,
I will plead with him
Once again.

LUCIA
going towards the church
Holy Mary,
Have mercy upon her!
exit

Sheetmusic in our database with this aria

G. Schirmer Opera Anthology: Arias for Mezzo-SopranoG. Schirmer Opera Anthology: Diction Coach - Arias for Mezzo-SopranoCantolopera: Arias for Mezzo-Soprano Volume 2Prima Donna's Album

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