Notte e giorno faticar

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):

Leporello

Voice(s):

Bass

Act:

1.02a

Previous scene: Overture
Next scene: Non sperar se non m'uccidi

Libretto/Lyrics/Text:

SCENA PRIMA
Giardino - Notte.
Leporello, con ferraiolo, passeggia davanti alla casa di Donn'Anna; indi Don Giovanni e Donn'Anna ed in ultimo il Commendatore.
Leporello, entrando dal lato destro con lanterna in mano, s'avanza cauto e circospetto.


LEPORELLO
Notte e giorno faticar,
Per chi nulla sa gradir,
Piova e vento sopportar,
Mangiar male e mal dormir.
Voglio far il gentiluomo
E non voglio più servir...
Oh che caro galantuomo!
Vuol star dentro colla bella,
Ed io far la sentinella!
Voglio far il gentiluomo
E non voglio più servir...
Ma mi par che venga gente;
Non mi voglio far sentir.

English Libretto or Translation:

SCENE I
A garden, night.
Leporello, in a cloak, discovered watching before the house of Donna Anna; then Donna Anna and Don Giovanni; afterwards the Commandant


LEPORELLO
Rest I've none by night or day,
Scanty fare and doubtful pay,
Ev'ry whim I must fulfil;
Take my place whoever will!
I myself will go acourting,
I the gentleman will play,
But with him no more I'll stay,
No, no, but with him no more I'll stay
Gaily he within is sporting,
I must keep off all intrusion,
For his lordship needs seclusion.
Hark, I think, I hear him coming,
I'll keep safe out of his way.
Hides himself