Vi ricordo o boschi ombrosi

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:

2.04

Previous scene: Dunque fa degni, Orfeo
Next scene: Mira, deh mira Orfeo

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Libretto/Lyrics/Text/Testo:

ORFEO
Vi ricorda, o bosch'ombrosi,
De' miei lungh'aspri tormenti,
Quando i sassi ai miei lamenti
Rispondean fatti pietosi?

Dite, allor non vi sembrai
Più d'ogni altro sconsolato?
Or fortuna ha stil cangiato
Et ha volto in festa i guai.


Vissi già mesto e dolente,
Or gioisco, e quegli affanni
Che sofferti ho per tant'anni
Fan più caro il ben presente.

Sol per te, bella Euridice,
Benedico il mio tormento;
Dopo il duol vie più contento,
Dopo il mal vie più felice.

English Libretto or Translation:

ORPHEUS
Do you recall, O shady woods,
my long, bitter torments,
when the rocks, their hearts softened,
replied to my laments?

Say, did I not then seem to you
more wretched than any other?
Now Fortune has changed her tune
and turned my woes into rejoicing.

Once I lived in sadness and sorrow;
now I rejoice, and those anxieties
that I have suffered for so many years
make my present happy state more dear.

Through you alone, lovely Eurydice,
I bless my torments;
after sorrow, one is all the more content,
after woe, one is all the happier.

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