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In uomini in soldati

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Cosi Fan Tutte


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart




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

Lucia Popp: Mozart - Cosi fan tutte, 'In uomini in soldati'

Singer: Lucia Popp

Lucia Popp (born Lucia Poppová; 12 November 1939 – 16 November 1993) was a Slovak operatic soprano. She began her career as asoubrette soprano, and later moved into the light-lyric and lyric coloratura soprano repertoire and then the lighter Richard Strauss and Wagneroperas. Her career included performances at Vienna State Opera, the Metropolitan Opera, Covent Garden, and La Scala. Popp was also a highly regarded recitalist and lieder singer. Lucia Popp was born Lucia Poppová, in Záhorská Ves in the Slovak State (later Czechoslovakia and today Slovakia). Popp initially entered the Bratislava Academy to study drama. While she began her vocal lessons during this period as a mezzo-soprano, her voice developed a high upper register to the degree that her professional debut was as the Queen of the Night in Mozart's The Magic Flute in Bratislava, a role she revived in a 1963 recording conducted byOtto Klemperer. In 1963, Herbert von Karajan invited her to join the Vienna State Opera, where she debuted as Barbarina in Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro. Popp had strong ties to the Vienna State Opera throughout her career, and in 1979 was named an Austrian "Kammersängerin". She made her Covent Garden debut in 1966 as Oscar in Verdi'sUn ballo in maschera, and her Metropolitan Opera debut in 1967 as the Queen of the Night (production designed by Marc Chagall). During the 1970s, Popp turned from coloratura roles to lyric ones. Then, in the 1980s, she added heavier roles to her repertoire, such as Elsa in Wagner's Lohengrin and Eva in the same composer's Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg. As a result of this vocal progression, Popp sang various roles in the same opera at different stages in her career, including Zdenka and Arabella in Richard Strauss's Arabella; Susanna and the Countess in Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro; Queen of the Night and Pamina in Mozart's The Magic Flute; Zerlina, Donna Elvira, and later Donna Anna in Mozart's Don Giovanni; Adele and Rosalinde in Johann Strauss II's Die Fledermaus; Annchen and Agathe in Weber's Der Freischütz; and Sophie and the Marschallin in Richard Strauss's Der Rosenkavalier.

Lyirc & English Translation

In men? In soldiers you hope for fidelity?
For pete's sake, don't let anyone hear you!
They're all made of the same dough.
Windblown branches, changeable breezes
Have more stability than men!
False tears, suspicious glances,
Deceiving voices, lying vices
Are the foremost of their qualities!
They only love us when it suits their delight,
Then they disparage us and deny us affection,
It's useless to ask their pity!
Let's pay them back in their own coin,
This accursed, indiscreet race.
Let's love for our convenience and vanity!

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N. 12 - Aria

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

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

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.


English Libretto or Translation:

No. 12 - Aria

You look for fidelity
In men, in soldiers?
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

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