Serbami ognor

Opera details:

Opera title:

Semiramide

Composer:

Giaochino Rossini

Language:

Italian

Synopsis:

Semiramide Synopsis

Libretto:

Semiramide Libretto

Translation(s):

English

Duet details:

Type:

duet

Role(s):

Semiramide / Mitrane

Voice(s):

Soprano / Tenor

Act:

1.27

Previous scene: Al tuo comando Regina
Next scene: Alle piu calde immagini

Caballé, Horne - Serbami Ognor "Semiramide"

Singer(s): Montserrat Caballé Marilyn Horne

Montserrat Caballé and Marilyn Horne in concert singing the duet from Semiramide by Rossini. Munich, 1990

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Libretto/Lyrics/Text/Testo:

SEMIRAMIDE
E un guerrier qual tu sei di quest'impero
È il più nobil sostegno... e tu... già  sei...
(Freno, per poco ancora, affetti miei.)
(Marcata)
Serbami ognor sì fido
Il cor, gli affetti tuoi,
E tutto sperar puoi,
E tutto avrai da me.

ARSACE
(con entusiasmo)
A te sacrai, Regina,
La fede, il cuore, il brando:
Vinsi per te pugnando;
Saprò morir per te.

SEMIRAMIDE
(con tenerezza)
No: tu per me vivrai...

ARSACE
(con foco)
Ah! se mi leggi in core...

SEMIRAMIDE
Tu dunque!..

ARSACE
Ah! sappi omai...
M'arde il più vivo amore...

SEMIRAMIDE
(con espressione)
Spera, sì bell'ardore
Oggi otterrà  mercé.

SEMIRAMIDE e ARSACE
Alle più care immagini
Di pace e di contento
Già  s'abbandona l'anima
In così bel momento:
E fra i più dolci palpiti
Ritorna a respirar.
(Partono).

English Libretto or Translation:

Semiramide
And a guerrier as you are from this empire
It is the most noble support ... and you ... already you are ...
(Brake, for a little while, my affections.)
(Sharp)
Serbami yes yes I trust
The heart, your affections,
And all hope you can,
And you will have everything from me.

Arsaces
(with enthusiasm)
To you sacra, Regina,
Faith, the heart, the brando:
I won for you, pugnando;
I will know how to die for you.

Semiramide
(with tenderness)
No: you will live for me ...

Arsaces
(with foco)
Ah! if you read me in core ...

Semiramide
So you! ..

Arsaces
Ah! know omai ...
M'arde the most lively love ...

Semiramide
(with expression)
Hope, yes, beautiful
Today it will get mercy.

SEMIRAMIDE and ARSACE
To the most cherished images
Of peace and of contentment
The soul is already abandoned
In such a beautiful moment:
And among the sweetest beats
Come back to breathe.
(They leave).

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