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Oggi sara Poppea

Opera details:

Opera title:

L' Incoronazione di Poppea

Composer:

Claudio Monteverdi

Language:

Italian

Synopsis:

L' Incoronazione di Poppea Synopsis

Libretto:

L' Incoronazione di Poppea Libretto

Translation(s):

English Deutsch

Aria details:

Type:

aria

Role(s):

Arnalta

Voice(s):

Contralto or Tenor

Act:

3.07

Previous scene: Addio Roma addio patria
Next scene: Ascendi o mia diletta

L'Incoronazione di Poppea, SV 308, Act 3 Scene 7: "Hoggi sarà Poppea" (Arnalta)

Singer(s): Elizabeth Bainbridge Frances Bible Hugues Cuénod Oralia Domínguez Richard Lewis John Shirley-Quirk Gerald English

Provided to YouTube by Warner Music Group

L'Incoronazione di Poppea, SV 308, Act 3 Scene 7: "Hoggi sarà Poppea" (Arnalta) · Magda László/Richard Lewis/Oralia Dominguez/Lidia Marimpietri/Walter Alberti/Carlo Cava/Frances Bible/Duncan Robertson/Soo-Bee Lee/John Shirley-Quirk/Hugues Cuénod/Dennis Wicks/Dennis Brandt/Gerald English/Elizabeth Bainbridge/Annon Lee Sil

Monteverdi: L'incoronazione di Poppea (Realised by Raymond Leppard; Abridged Version)

℗ 1964 Warner Classics, Warner Music UK Ltd Digital remastering (p) 2000 Warner Classics, Warner Music UK Ltd

Balance Engineer: Robert J. Gooch
Conductor: Sir John Pritchard
Mezzo-soprano Vocals: Oralia Dominguez
Orchestra: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Producer: Peter Andry
Producer: Ronald Kinloch Anderson
Remastering Engineer: Simon Gibson
Arranger: Raymond Leppard
Composer: Claudio Monteverdi

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Libretto/Lyrics/Text/Testo:


SCENA VII
Arnalta.
Arnalta, nutrice e consigliera di Poppea,
gode in vedersi assunta al grado di confidente
d'una imperatrice, e giubila de' suoi contenti.

ARNALTA
Oggi sarà Poppea
Di Roma imperatrice;
Io, che son la nutrice,
Ascenderò delle grandezze i gradi:
No, no, col volgo io non m'abbasso più;
Chi mi diede del tu,
Or con nova armonia
Gorgheggierammi il "Vostra Signoria"
Chi m'incontra per strada
Mi dice: "fresca donna e bella ancora",
Ed io, pur so che sembro
Delle Sibille il leggendario antico;
Ma ogn'un così m'adula,
Credendo guadagnarmi
Per interceder grazie da Poppea:
Ed io fingendo non capir le frodi,
In coppa di bugia bevo le lodi.
Io nacqui serva, e morirò matrona.
Mal volentier morrò;
Se rinascessi un di,
Vorrei nascer matrona, e morir serva.
Chi lascia le grandezze
Piangendo a morte va;
Ma, ma, chi servendo sta,
Con più felice sorte,
Come fin degli stenti ama la morte.

English Libretto or Translation:


SCENE VII
Arnalta.
Arnalta, nurse and councilor of Poppea,
enjoys being seen as a confidant
of an empress, and jubilant of her contentment.

ARNALTA
Today it will be Poppea
Di Roma empress;
I, who are the nurse, I will
ascend the greatness of the degrees:
No, no, with the vulgar I do not lower myself;
Who gave me you,
Or with new harmony
Gorgheggierammi "Your Lordship"
Who meets me on the street
Tells me: "fresh woman and beautiful still",
And I, although I know that I seem to be
the legendary ancient Sibyls;
But each one so adores me,
Believing to earn me
To intercede thanks from Poppea:
And I pretending not to understand the frauds,
In the cup of a lie I drink the praises.
I was born servant, and I will die matron.
Mal volentier I die;
If I were born again,
I would like to be a matron, and to die a servant.
Who leaves the grandeur
Weeping to death goes;
But, but who is serving,
With happier fate,
How finite loves death.

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