Tacea la notte placida

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):

Leonora

Voice(s):

Soprano

Act:

1.07

Previous scene: Che piu t'arresti?
Next scene: Quanto narrasti di turbamento

Libretto/Lyrics/Text:

LEONORA
Ascolta.
Tacea la notte placida
e bella in ciel sereno
La luna il viso argenteo
Mostrava lieto e pieno...
Quando suonar per l'aere,
Infino allor sì muto,
Dolci s'udiro e flebili
Gli accordi d'un liuto,
E versi melanconici
Un Trovator cantò.
Versi di prece ed umile
Qual d'uom che prega Iddio
In quella ripeteasi
Un nome... il nome mio!...
Corsi al veron sollecita...
Egli era! egli era desso!...
Gioia provai che agli angeli
Solo è provar concesso!...
Al core, al guardo estatico
La terra un ciel sembrò.

English Libretto or Translation:

LEONORA
Listen!
The serene night was silent
and, lovely in the calm sky,
the moon happily revealed
its silvery and full face!
When, resounding in the air
which till then had been so quiet,
sweet and sad were heard
the sounds of a lute,
and a troubadour
sang some melancholy verses.
Verses, beseeching and humble,
like a man praying to God:
and in them was repeated a name,
my name!
I ran eagerly to the balcony...
There he was; it was he!
I felt a joy that only the angels
are allowed to feel!
To my heart, my ecstatic eyes,
the earth seemed like heaven!
To my heart, etc.

Sheetmusic in our database with this aria

Operatic Anthology: SopranoPrima Donna's AlbumAnthology of Italian Opera: SopranoModern Soprano Operatic AlbumVerdi Arias for Soprano Volume 1