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Non mi dir bell'idol mio

Opera details:

Opera title:

Don Giovanni

Composer:

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Language:

Italian

Synopsis:

Don Giovanni Synopsis

Libretto:

Don Giovanni Libretto

Translation(s):

English Deutsch

Aria details:

Type:

aria

Role(s):

Donna Anna

Voice(s):

Soprano

Act:

2.17b

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Next scene: Gia la mensa e preparata

Renée Fleming: Mozart - Don Giovanni, 'Crudele Non mi dir... bell'idol mio'

Singer: Renée Fleming

Renée Fleming (born February 14, 1959) is an American soprano whose repertoire encompasses Strauss, Mozart, Handel, bel canto, lieder, French opera and chansons, jazz and indie rock. Fleming has a full lyric soprano voice. Fleming has performed coloratura, lyric, and lighter spinto soprano operatic roles in Italian, German, French, Czech, and Russian, aside from her native English. She also speaks fluent German and French, along with limited Italian. Her signature roles include Countess Almaviva in Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro, Desdemona in Verdi's Otello, Violetta in Verdi's La traviata, the title role in Dvořák's Rusalka, the title role in Massenet's Manon, the title role in Massenet's Thaïs, the Marschallin in Richard Strauss's Der Rosenkavalier, and the title role in Arabella. A Richard Tucker Award winner, she regularly performs in opera houses and concert halls worldwide. In 2008 she was awarded the Swedish Polar Music Prize for her services in music. Conductor Sir Georg Solti said of Fleming, "In my long life, I have met maybe two sopranos with this quality of singing; the other was Renata Tebaldi...

Lyrics & English Translation

DON OCTAVIO
Yes, all now reassures us;
The hand of justice will soon arrest his course
Of guilt and folly, and we shall be aveng'd.

DONNA ANNA
My father, I've lost him!

DON OCTAVIO
What is decreed by heaven
We must patiently bear,
Oh, rouse thee, my dearest, from the sad recollection;
Brighter days are before thee, say to-morrow
Thou wilt bless my affection,
Let thy hand be the pledge.

DONNA ANNA
Ah, no, how can'st thou speak of joy when I'm weeping?

DON OCTAVIO
Ah then, since faithful love or pray'rs cannot move thee,
Too well I see that thou dost not love me!

DONNA ANNA
Not love thee? Ah, ne'er believe it!
Could I accept, while my tears yet freshly flow,
The blest fulfilment of my heart's dearest wishes?
I cannot, I dare not, ah, nor seek to persuade me,
Till my grief is assuaged,
All my heart is thine own, of that be certain.

Tell me not, oh, thou belov'd one,
That thou'rt constant to me in vain,
That I love thee, ah well thou know'st it,
That I'll ever thine remain,
Stay, oh stay thy fond misgiving,
Doubt me not, oh I conjure thee;
Love and hope do both, do both assure me,
That kind heaven yet will smile, will smile again.


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Libretto/Lyrics/Text/Testo:

Crudele?
Ah no, giammai mio ben!
Troppo mi spiace allontanarti
un ben che lungamente
la nostr'alma desia...
Ma il mondo, o Dio!
Non sedur la costanza
del sensibil mio core;
ahbastanza per te mi parla amore

Non mi dir, bell'idol mio,
Che son io crudel con te.
Tu ben sai quant'io t'amai,
Tu conosci la mia fe'.
Calma, calma il tuo tormento,
Se di duol non vuoi ch'io mora.
Forse un giorno il cielo ancora
Sentirà  pietà  di me.

English Libretto or Translation:

I cruel?
Ah no, my dearest!
It grieves me much to postpone
a bliss we have for long desired...
But what would the world say?
Do not tempt the fortitude
of my tender heart,
which already pleads your loving cause.

Say not, my beloved,
that I am cruel to you:
you must know how much I loved you,
and you know what I am true.
Calm your torments,
if you would not have me die of grief.
One day, perhaps, Heaven again
will smile on me.

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Operatic Anthology: SopranoPrima Donna's AlbumCantolopera: Arias for Soprano Volume 3Mozart Opera Arias: Soprano

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