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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?

Giulietta Simionato *Vinyl Santuzza's aria from Cavalleria Rusticana "Voi lo sapete"

Singer: Giulietta Simionato

Vinyl. Original release.

Giulietta Simionato *Vinyl Santuzza's aria from Cavalleria Rusticana "Voi lo sapete"

Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana
"Voi lo sapete" (Romanza)
Giulietta Simionato, Mezzo-Soprano
born 12 May 1910

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"Voi lo sapete" (Romanza)
Pietro Mascagni: Cavalleria Rusticana
Libretto : Guido Menasci

Role : Santuzza, a peasant girl
Voice Part : soprano
Fach : spinto
Setting : Easter Sunday in the main square of a Sicilian village, Italy, late 1800s
Range : B4 to A6.
Tessitura : F4 to G5
Synopsis : Santuzza tells Mamma Lucia that when her son left to join the Army, he promised to

marry Lola. When he came back, however, Lola had married someone else. So, he fell in love with

Santuzza which made Lola so jealous that she has stolen him away from Santuzza.

Voi lo sapete, o mamma,
You know, mamma, that
Prima d'andar soldato,
Before he went off to be a soldier
Turiddu aveva a Lola
Turiddu swore to Lola
Eterna fè giurato.
To be eternally faithful
Tornò, la seppe sposa;
He returned to find her married;
E con un nuovo amore
And with a new love
Volle spegner la fiamma
He wanted to extinguish the flame
Che gli bruciava il core:
That burnt in his heart:
M'amò, l'amai.
He loved me, I loved him.
Quell'invidia d'ogni delizia mia,
She, envious of my happiness,

Del suo sposo dimentica,
Forgotten by her husband,
Arse di gelosia...
Burning with jealousy,
Me l'ha rapito...
She stole him from me.
Priva dell'onor mio rimango:
I am left, dishonoured:
Lola e Turiddu s'amano,
Lola and Turiddu love each other,
Io piango, io piango!
And I weep!
Translation by Mike Gibb

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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

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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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