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Vedrai carino

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):

Zerlina

Voice(s):

Soprano

Act:

2.07c

Previous scene: Via via non e gran mal
Next scene: Sola sola in buio loco

Lucia Popp: Mozart - Don Giovanni, 'Vedrai carino'

Singer: Lucia Popp

Lucia Popp (born Lucia Poppová; 12 November 1939 – 16 November 1993) was a Slovak operatic soprano. She began her career as asoubrette soprano, and later moved into the light-lyric and lyric coloratura soprano repertoire and then the lighter Richard Strauss and Wagneroperas. Her career included performances at Vienna State Opera, the Metropolitan Opera, Covent Garden, and La Scala. Popp was also a highly regarded recitalist and lieder singer. Lucia Popp was born Lucia Poppová, in Záhorská Ves in the Slovak State (later Czechoslovakia and today Slovakia). Popp initially entered the Bratislava Academy to study drama. While she began her vocal lessons during this period as a mezzo-soprano, her voice developed a high upper register to the degree that her professional debut was as the Queen of the Night in Mozart's The Magic Flute in Bratislava, a role she revived in a 1963 recording conducted byOtto Klemperer. In 1963, Herbert von Karajan invited her to join the Vienna State Opera, where she debuted as Barbarina in Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro. Popp had strong ties to the Vienna State Opera throughout her career, and in 1979 was named an Austrian "Kammersängerin". She made her Covent Garden debut in 1966 as Oscar in Verdi'sUn ballo in maschera, and her Metropolitan Opera debut in 1967 as the Queen of the Night (production designed by Marc Chagall). During the 1970s, Popp turned from coloratura roles to lyric ones. Then, in the 1980s, she added heavier roles to her repertoire, such as Elsa in Wagner's Lohengrin and Eva in the same composer's Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg. As a result of this vocal progression, Popp sang various roles in the same opera at different stages in her career, including Zdenka and Arabella in Richard Strauss's Arabella; Susanna and the Countess in Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro; Queen of the Night and Pamina in Mozart's The Magic Flute; Zerlina, Donna Elvira, and later Donna Anna in Mozart's Don Giovanni; Adele and Rosalinde in Johann Strauss II's Die Fledermaus; Annchen and Agathe in Weber's Der Freischütz; and Sophie and the Marschallin in Richard Strauss's Der Rosenkavalier.


Lyirc & English Translation

You will see, my dear
if you'll be good
the cure
I have for you!
It's natural
It won't give you disgust
though no apothecary
can prescribe it.
It's a certain balm
I carry within me
which I can give you,
if you'll try it.
You want to know
where I keep it?
Then feel it beating,
put your hand here.


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Libretto/Lyrics/Text/Testo:

ZERLINA
Via, via, non è gran mal, se il resto è sano.
Vientene meco a casa;
purché tu mi prometta
d'essere men geloso,
io, io ti guarirò, caro il mio sposo.

ZERLINA
Vedrai, carino,
se sei buonino,
Che bel rimedio
ti voglio dar!
È naturale,
non dà disgusto,
E lo speziale
non lo sa far.
È un certo balsamo
Ch'io porto addosso,
Dare tel posso,
Se il vuoi provar.
Saper vorresti
dove mi sta?
Sentilo battere,
toccami qua!

English Libretto or Translation:

ZERLINA
Come, come; if that's the worst, there's no great harm done.
Come with me home to supper,
And give your faithful promise, you'll nevermore be jealous;
Those bruises can be cured, where love is zealous.

Come, shall I tell thee,
How what befell thee,
Soon can be cured
By my potent charm?
No garden grows it,
Though it aboundeth,
Like furnace glows it,
Yet none 'twill harm,
All guard and cherish it:
Gold cannot buy it,
Say, wilt thou try it
Soft 'tis, and warm.
Has thy wit flown,
Hear, how it throbs within,
lays his hand on her heart
'Tis all thine own,
Ah, 'tis thine only,

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