Per essa anchio la patria

Opera details:

Opera title:

Aida

Composer:

Giuseppe Verdi

Language:

Italian

Synopsis:

Aida Synopsis

Libretto:

Aida Libretto

Translation(s):

English Deutsch

Recitative details:

Type:

recitative

Role(s):

Radames / Amneris

Voice(s):

Tenor / Mezzo-Soprano

Act:

4.04

Previous scene: Morire ah tu dei vivere
Next scene: Chi ti salva sciagurato

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Libretto/Lyrics/Text/Testo:

RADAMÈS
Per essa anch'io la patria
E l'onor mio tradia...

AMNERIS
Di lei non più!

RADAMÈS
L'infamia
M'attende e vuoi ch'io viva?
Misero appien mi festi,
Aida a me togliesti,
Spenta l'hai forse e in dono
Offri la vita a me?

AMNERIS
Io, di sua morte origine!
No! Vive Aida!

RADAMÈS
Vive!

AMNERIS
Nei disperato anelito
Dell'orde fuggitive
Sol cadde il padre.

RADAMÈS
Ed ella?

AMNERIS
Sparve, né più novella
S'ebbe...

RADAMÈS
Gli Dei l'adducano
Salva alle patrie mura,
E ignori la sventura
Di chi per lei morrà!

AMNERIS
Ma, s'io ti salvo, giurami
Che più non la vedrai.

RADAMÈS
Nol posso!

AMNERIS
A lei rinunzia
Per sempre... e tu vivrai!

RADAMÈS
Nol posso!

AMNERIS
Ancor una volta:
A lei rinunzia.

RADAMÈS
È vano.

AMNERIS
Morir vuoi dunque, insano?

RADAMÈS
Pronto a morir son già!

English Libretto or Translation:

RADAMÈS
For her I, too, betrayed
my country and my honour...

AMNERIS
No more of her!

RADAMÈS
Dishonour
awaits me and you wish me to live?
You have filled me with wretchedness,
Aida you have taken from me,
perhaps even slain her,
and as a gift you offer me life?

AMNERIS
I, author of her death!
No! Aida lives!

RADAMÈS
She lives!

AMNERIS
In the hopeless exhaustion
of the fleeing hordes
only her father fell.

RADAMÈS
And she?

AMNERIS
She vanished and there has been no more
news of her

RADAMÈS
May the gods lead her safely
to her country's borders,
and never let her know the fate
of him who is about to die for her!

AMNERIS
But, if I save you,
swear to see her no more.

RADAMÈS
I cannot!

AMNERIS
Renounce her
forever and you shall live!

RADAMÈS
I cannot!

AMNERIS
Yet once more:
renounce her.

RADAMÈS
It is useless.

AMNERIS
Do you wish to die, then, madman?

RADAMÈS
I am prepared to die now!