La mia Dorabella

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

Trio details:

Type:

trio

Role(s):

Ferrando / Guglielmo / Don Alfonso

Voice(s):

Tenor / Baritone / Bass

Act:

1.02

Previous scene: Overture
Next scene: Fuor la spada

Cosi Fan Tutte 2002 Berlin Staatsoper Part 1

Singer: Werner Güra

Here is the beginning of a very different "Cosi" production, directed by Doris Dörrie. It takes place some time in the 1970s, when the Flower Power revolution was in full swing and hippies were the trendsetters. (Update: I have posted all 21 segments of this opera for the enjoyment of opera lovers all over the world.)

No.1 Terzetto "La mia Dorabella capace non e"

No. 2 Terzetto "E la fede delle femmine"

No. 3 Terzetto "Una bella serenata"

Fiordiligi (Dorothea Röschmann)
Dorabella (Katharina Kammerloher)
Guglielmo (Hanno Müller-Brachmann)
Ferrando (Werner Güra)
Despina (Daniela Bruera)
Don Alfonso (Roman Trokel)
Chor der Deutschen Staatsoper Berlin
Conductor (Daniel Barenboim)
Director (Doris Dörrie)

Watch videos with other singers performing La mia Dorabella:

Libretto/Lyrics/Text/Testo:

N. 1 - Terzetto

FERRANDO
La mia Dorabella
Capace non è:
Fedel quanto bella
Il cielo la fé.

GUGLIELMO
La mia Fiordiligi
Tradirmi non sa:
Uguale in lei credo
Costanza e beltà.

DON ALFONSO
Ho i crini già grigi,
Ex cathedra parlo;
Ma tali litigi
Finiscano qua.

FERRANDO e GUGLIELMO
No, detto ci avete
Che infide esser ponno;
Provar ce'l dovete,
Se avete onestà.

DON ALFONSO
Tai prove lasciamo...

FERRANDO e GUGLIELMO
No, no, le vogliamo:
O, fuori la spada,
Rompiam l'amistà.

Metton mano alla spada

FERRANDO e GUGLIELMO
fra sé
Sul vivo mi tocca
chi lascia di bocca
sortire un accento
che torto le fa.

DON ALFONSO
fra sé
O pazzo desire!
Cercar di scoprire
Quel mal che, trovato,
Meschini ci fa.

English Libretto or Translation:

No. 1 - Trio

FERRANDO
My Dorabella couldn't
Do such a thing:
Heaven made her
As faithful as she's fair.

GUGLIELMO
My Fiordiligi simply
Couldn't betray me:
I believe her constancy
Equals her beauty.

DON ALFONSO
My hair is already grey,
I speak with authority;
But let's have done
With argument.

FERRANDO AND GUGLIELMO
No, you've told us
They could be faithless;
If you're honest
You will prove it.

DON ALFONSO
Let's not trouble with proof.

FERRANDO AND GUGLIELMO
setting their bands to their swords
No, no, we demand it:
Or out with your sword
And we'll break up this friendship,

DON ALFONSO
O what folly
To try to discover
The wrong which will make us wretched
When we've found it!

FERRANDO AND GUGLIELMO
He strikes at my honour
Who allows his lips
To utter a word
Which does her wrong.