From the Cologne Opera, 1991
Aria "Don Giovanni a cenar teco". Check out the translated libretto below.
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Thomas Allen - Don Giovanni
Ferruccio Furlanetto - Leporello
Matthias HÃ¶lle - Commendatore
Chorus of the Cologne Opera and the GÃ¼rzenich Orch
James Conlon - conductor
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Don Giovanni
Act. II Scena 19: Il Convitato di Pietra e detti
Don Giovanni! Be thee invited,
Here behold me, as thou'st directed.
Truly I did not expect it,
But anew I'll sup with thee,
Leporello, serve the table,
For my guest another cover!
puts his head out from under the table
Sir, be still, say no more!
No need of that,
Earthly food he no longer desireth,
Who of heavenly food hath partaken,
Cast away from thee now all such trifling,
Heed the sentence I hither have brought.
Sure a fit of the ague hath seiz'd me,
Of all motion bereft, I'm distraught!
Well, what would'st thou? Well, I listen.
Silence, and mark me, this hour thou hast sought.
Speak then, tell me, of fear know I nought.
Thou didst thyself invite me,
For that I must requite thee,
Then answer me, then answer me,
As my guest, when shall I claim thee?
standing far off, trembling
Say no, say no;
He is engag'd, excuse him.
Of fear none shall accuse me,
To none will I succumb!
I have determined...
Thou'lt come, then?
Say that you can't, that you can't.
My heart is firm within me,
I have no fear, I'll come.
Give me thy hand in token!
Take it then. Ah, me!
What deadly chill is this!
Turn thee, ere heav'n hath doom'd thee,
There's time yet for repentance.
vainly tries to free himself
For me there's no repentance,
Vanish thou from my sight!
Dread then, the wrath eternal.
Away, thou spectre infernal!
Yes! Now must my soul take flight!
Terrors unknown are freezing me,
Demons of doom are seizing me,
Is hell let loose to torture me?
Or does it mock my sight?
from below, with hollow voices
Torments eternal wait thee!
Burning in endless night!
My soul is rent in agony!
Condemn'd to endless misery,
Oh, doom of wrath and terror,
No more to see the light!
The fire of doom surrounds him,
Its fiery glare confounds him,
What sounds, what sights of terror,
Oh, I shall die, oh, I shall die of fright!
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