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Abbieta zingara fosca vegliarda

Opera details:

Opera title:

Il Trovatore

Composer:

Giuseppe Verdi

Language:

Italian

Synopsis:

Il Trovatore Synopsis

Libretto:

Il Trovatore Libretto

Translation(s):

English Deutsch

Aria details:

Type:

aria

Role(s):

Ferrando

Voice(s):

Bass

Act:

1.03

Previous scene: Di due figli vivea padre beato
Next scene: Brevi e tristi giorni visse

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Libretto/Lyrics/Text/Testo:

FERRANDO
Abbietta zingara, fosca vegliarda!
Cingeva i simboli di una maliarda!
E sul fanciullo, con viso arcigno,
L'occhio affiggeva torvo, sanguigno!...
D'orror compresa Ŕ la nutrice...
Acuto un grido all'aura scioglie;
Ed ecco, in meno che il labbro il dice,
I servi accorrono in quelle soglie;
E fra minacce, urli e percosse
La rea discacciano ch'entrarvi os˛.

CORO
Giusto quei petti sdegno commosse;
L'insana vecchia lo provoc˛.

FERRANDO
Asserý che tirar del fanciullino
L'oroscopo volea...
Bugiarda! Lenta febbre del meschino
La salute struggea!
Coverto di pallor, languido, affranto
Ei tremava la sera.
Il dý traeva in lamentevol pianto...
Ammaliato egli era!

Il Coro inorridisce

La fatucchiera perseguitata
Fu presa, e al rogo fu condannata;
Ma rimaneva la maledetta
Figlia, ministra di ria vendetta!...
Compý quest'empia nefando eccesso!...
Sparve il fanciullo e si rinvenne
Mal spenta brace nel sito istesso
Ov'arsa un giorno la strega venne!...
E d'un bambino... ahimŔ!... l'ossame
Bruciato a mezzo, fumante ancor!

CORO
Ah scellerata!... oh donna infame!
Del par m'investe odio ed orror!

ALCUNI
E il padre?

English Libretto or Translation:

FERRANDO
A dark, despicable gypsy crone!
Wearing the symbols of a sorceress!
And with a sullen face, over the boy
she cast her bloody, baleful eye!
The nurse is seized with horror;
she utters a sharp cry in the still air;
and, in less time than it takes to tell,
the servants hasten into the room;
and with shouts, blows, threats,
they expel the wretch who dared enter.

MEN
Their hearts were moved by righteous scorn;
the crazy crone provoked it!

FERRANDO
She claimed that she wanted to cast
the boy's horoscope. The liar!
A slow fever began to destroy
the poor child's health!
Weak, covered with a strange pallor,
broken, he trembled at night,
and moaned piteously all day long;
he was bewitched!
The witch was pursued,
seized and condemned to the stake;
but her cursed daughter was left,
to administer a horrible revenge!
This criminal committed an unspeakable act!
The child disappeared,
and they found still glowing embers,
on the very same spot
where the witch had once been burned!
And, alas, a child's skeleton,
half?burnt, still smoking!

MEN
Ah! the wicked, unspeakable woman!
It fills me with both rage and horror!
What about the father?