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Rotto hai

Opera details:

Opera title:

L' Orfeo

Composer:

Claudio Monteverdi

Language:

Italian

Synopsis:

L' Orfeo Synopsis

Libretto:

L' Orfeo Libretto

Translation(s):

English Deutsch

Quartet details:

Type:

quartet

Role(s):

Euridice / Orfeo / Spirito I / Spirito III

Voice(s):

Soprano / Tenor / Baritone / Bass

Act:

4.09

Previous scene: O dolcissimi lumi
Next scene: Ahi, vista troppo dolce

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Libretto/Lyrics/Text/Testo:

SPIRITO III
Rott'hai la legge, e se' di grazia indegno.

EURIDICE
Ahi, vista troppo dolce e troppo amara,
Così per troppo amor dunque mi perdi?
Ed io, misera, perdo
Il poter più godere
E di luce e di vita, e perdo insieme
Te, d'ogni ben più caro, o mio consorte.


SPIRITO I
Torn'a l'ombre di morte,
Infelice Euridice,
Ne più sperar di riveder le stelle,
Ch'omai fia sordo a prieghi tuoi l'Inferno.

ORFEO
Dove ten vai, mia vita? Ecco, io ti seguo,
Ma chi me 'I niega, oimè? Sogno o vaneggio?
Qual occulto poter di questi orrori,
Da questi amati orrori
Mal mio grado mi tragge e mi conduce
A l'odiosa luce?

English Libretto or Translation:

THIRD SPIRIT
You have broken the law and are unworthy of mercy.

EURYDICE
Ah, sight too sweet and too bitter!
Thus, then, through excess of love you lose me?
And I, unhappy one, lose
the power any longer to enjoy
either light or life, and lose you too,
O my husband, more precious than all else.

FIRST SPIRIT
Return to the shadows of death,
unhappy Eurydice,
and hope no more to see the stars again,
for henceforth Hades is deaf to your prayers.

ORPHEUS
Where are you going, my life? See I follow you!
But who prevents me, alas? Am I dreaming or delirious?
What occult power among these horrors
drags me against my will
from these horrors I love and leads me
to the hateful light?

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