Ahi sventurato amante

Opera details:

Opera title:

L' Orfeo

Composer:

Claudio Monteverdi

Language:

Italian

Synopsis:

L' Orfeo Synopsis

Libretto:

L' Orfeo Libretto

Translation(s):

English Deutsch

Aria details:

Type:

aria

Role(s):

Orfeo

Voice(s):

Tenor

Act:

3.08

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Monteverdi : Orfeo : Act 3 "Ben mi lusinga alquanto" "Ahi, sventurato amante" Sinfonia...

Singer: Gino Quilico

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Monteverdi : Orfeo : Act 3 "Ben mi lusinga alquanto" "Ahi, sventurato amante" Sinfonia [Caronte, Orfeo] · Michel Corboz

Monteverdi : Orfeo

℗ 1986 Erato Classics S.N.C.

Baritone Vocals: Gino Quilico
Bass Vocals: Frangiskos Voutsinos
Conductor: Michel Corboz
Orchestra: Orchestre de l'Opéra de Lyon
Composer: Claudio Monteverdi

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Libretto/Lyrics/Text/Testo:

ORFEO
Ahi, sventurato amante,
Sperar dunque non lice
Ch'odan miei prieghi i cittadin d'Averno?
Onde, qual ombra errante
D'insepolto cadavero e infelice,
Privo sarò del Cielo e dell'Inferno?
Così vuol empia sorte
Ch'in quest'orror di morte
Da te, cor mio, lontano,
Chiami tuo nome invano,
E pregando e piangendo io mi consumi.
Rendetemi il mio ben, tartarei Numi!

English Libretto or Translation:

ORPHEUS
Ah, hapless lover that I am,
may I not then hope
that the citizens of Avernus will hear my pleas?
Wherefore, like an unhappy errant shade
of an unburied corpse,
I am to be deprived of both heaven and hell?
Thus does pitiless destiny will
that in this horror of death,
far from you, my beloved,
I should call your name in vain
and wear myself out in imploring and weeping.
O give me back my love, ye gods of Tartarus!

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