In uomini in soldati

Opera details:

Opera title:

Cosi Fan Tutte

Composer:

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Language:

Italian

Synopsis:

Cosi Fan Tutte Synopsis

Libretto:

Cosi Fan Tutte Libretto

Translation(s):

English Deutsch

Aria details:

Type:

aria

Role(s):

Despina

Voice(s):

Soprano

Act:

1.24

Previous scene: Signora Dorabella
Next scene: Che silenzio che aspetto

Cecilia Bartoli - "In Uomini, in soldati" - Cosi Fan Tutte

Singer: Cecilia Bartoli

Cecilia Bartoli sings "In Uomini, in soldati" from Cosi Fan Tutte
composed by W.A.Mozart

Gyorgy Fischer - Piano

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Libretto/Lyrics/Text/Testo:

N. 12 - Aria

DESPINA
In uomini, in soldati
Sperare fedeltà?
ridendo
Non vi fate sentir, per carità!

Di pasta simile
Son tutti quanti:
Le fronde mobili,
L'aure incostanti
Han più degli uomini
Stabilità.

Mentite lagrime,
Fallaci sguardi,
Voci ingannevoli,
Vezzi bugiardi,
Son le primarie
Lor qualità.

In noi non amano
Che il lor diletto;
Poi ci dispregiano,
Neganci affetto,
Né val da' barbari
Chieder pietà.

Paghiam, o femmine,
D'ugual moneta
Questa malefica
Razza indiscreta;
Amiam per comodo,
Per vanità!
La ra la, la ra la, la ra la, la.

partono

English Libretto or Translation:

No. 12 - Aria

DESPINA
You look for fidelity
In men, in soldiers?
laughing
Don't tell me that, for pity's sake!
All of them
Are made of the same stuff;
The quivering leaves,
The inconstant breezes
Have more stability
Than men.
Crocodile tears,
Lying looks,
Deceiving words,
False endearments
Are the basis
Of their tricks.
In us they only prize
Their own pleasure;
Then they despise us,
Deny us affection,
And from such tyrants
There's no mercy to be had.
We woman should pay out
This hurtful,
Impudent breed
In their own coin;
Let's love them
To suit our convenience and our vanity!

All go out.

Sheetmusic in our database with this aria

G. Schirmer Opera Anthology: Arias for Soprano Volume 2G. Schirmer Opera Anthology: Diction Coach Arias for Soprano Volume 2Mozart Opera Arias: Soprano