Fermati scellerato!

Opera details:

Opera title:

Don Giovanni

Composer:

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Language:

Italian

Synopsis:

Don Giovanni Synopsis

Libretto:

Don Giovanni Libretto

Translation(s):

English Deutsch

Recitative details:

Type:

recitative

Role(s):

Donna Elvira / Zerlina / Don Giovanni

Voice(s):

Soprano / Soprano / Baritone

Act:

1.13

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Cesare Siepi Là ci darem la mano...Fermati, scellerato! (Fro

Singer: Cesare Siepi

Cesare Siepi (born Milan, February 10, 1923) is an Italian opera singer, generally considered to be one of the finest basses of the post-war period. His voice was characterised by a deep, warm timbre, and a ringing, vibrant upper register. On stage, his tall, striking presence and his great elegance of phrasing made him a natural Don Giovanni, among his many other roles.

His international reputation was established in 1950, when Sir Rudolf Bing brought him to the Metropolitan Opera in New York to open the 1950 season as King Philip II in Don Carlos. He was to remain principal bass at the Met until 1974, adding roles such as Boris Godunov (in English) and Gurnemanz in Parsifal (in German), and singing all the major roles of the bass repertoire.

His also gave his debut at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, in 1950, and appeared there regularly until the mid 1970s.

In 1953 Siepi debuted at the Salzburg Festival with a legendary Don Giovanni conducted by Wilhelm Furtwängler, staged by Herbert Graf, and designed by Austrian architect Clemens Holzmeister. He made an immediate impact at the Salzburg Festival in the title role of Don Giovanni which became perhaps his best known role, as it had been for the most famous Italian bass of the generation before, Ezio Pinza. This performance has been released on CD, and a 1954 mounting of this production was filmed in color and released in 1955.

Siepi was a frequent guest at the Vienna State Opera. In 43 performances he sang Don Giovanni, more often than any other singer in modern times except for Eberhard Waechter. In 1967 Siepi was Don Giovanni in a controversial production staged by Otto Schenk and designed by Luciano Damiani that showed Mozart's masterpiece in the light of the commedia dell'arte and emphasized the comic and ironic elements of this opera (conductor Josef Krips strongly opposed this production). In Vienna he also sang Basilio (Il barbiere di Siviglia), Colline (La bohème), Fiesco (Simon Boccanegra), Figaro (Le nozze di Figaro), Padre Guardian (La forza del destino 1974 in a new production conducted by Riccardo Muti), Gurnemanz (Parsifal), Mephisto (Faust), Filippo II (Don Carlos), and Ramphis (Aïda). He continued to sing at the State Opera until the early 1980s.

He was a particularly fine recital artist, especially in Community Concerts under Columbia Artist Management, and a sensitive interpreter of German Lieder. He married Met ballerina Luellen Sibley and they have two children.

Siepi enjoyed a long career, and performed regularly until the 1980s, including lead roles in the ill-fated Broadway musicals Bravo Giovanni and Carmelina. In addition to his many studio recordings, there are also many live recordings of performances of his major roles.

According to the Italian Wikipædia, Siepi's formal farewell to the operatic stage occurred at the Teatro Carani in Sassuolo on 21 April, 1989. Indeed, Capon's List shows live recordings made as late as 1988.

Siepi's last studio recording was a formidable performance as the old King Archibaldo in RCA's 1976 taping of Montemezzi's L'amore dei tre re, with Anna Moffo and Plácido Domingo in the cast.

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Libretto/Lyrics/Text/Testo:

DONNA ELVIRA
che ferma con atti disperatissimi Don Giovanni
Fermati, scellerato! II ciel mi fece
udir le tue perfidie. Io sono a tempo
di salvar questa misera innocente
dal tuo barbaro artiglio.

ZERLINA
Meschina! Cosa sento!

DON GIOVANNI
(Amor, consiglio!)
piano a Donna Elvira
Idol mio, non vedete
ch'io voglio divertirmi?

DONNA ELVIRA
Divertirti,
è vero? Divertirti... Io so, crudele,
come tu ti diverti.

ZERLINA
Ma, signor cavaliere,
è ver quel ch'ella dice?

DON GIOVANNI
piano a Zerlina
La povera infelice
è di me innamorata,
e per pietà deggio fingere amore,
ch'io son, per mia disgrazia, uom di buon cuore.

English Libretto or Translation:

DONNA ELVIRA
Leave her, thou vile seducer!
By heav'n I'm sent, thy perfidy to witness;
And to prevent thee
From deluding this poor girl's inexperience
With thy treacherous language.

ZERLINA
I wonder says she truly!

DON GIOVANNI
Cupid, inspire me!
softly to Elvira
Can you chide, dear Elvira,
A little harmless pastime?

DONNA ELVIRA
aloud
Harmless pastime? Indeed, Sir!
Harmless pastime! Deceitful man
I know too much of your pastime.

ZERLINA
But, my lord, please to tell me,
Has she the right to say this?

DON GIOVANNI
softly to Zerlina
She's so infatuated!
But I must treat her kindly,
She cannot bear from my side to be parted,
Unfortunately I am too tenderhearted.