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Chi mi cerca? son io

Opera details:

Opera title:

La Forza del destino

Composer:

Giuseppe Verdi

Language:

Italian

Synopsis:

La Forza del destino Synopsis

Libretto:

La Forza del destino Libretto

Translation(s):

English Deutsch

Recitative details:

Type:

recitative

Role(s):

Leonora / Padre Guardiano / Fra Melitone

Voice(s):

Soprano / Bass / Baritone

Act:

2.14

Previous scene: Chi siete? chiedo il superiore
Next scene: Infelice delusa rejetta

Libretto/Lyrics/Text/Testo:

SCENA VIII

Donna Leonora, il Padre Guardiano e Fra Melitone

GUARDIANO
Chi mi cerca?

LEONORA
Son io.

GUARDIANO
Dite.

LEONORA
Un segreto . . .

GUARDIANO
Andate, Melitone.

MELITONE
partendo, fra sé
Sempre segreti! E questi santi soli han da saperli!
Noi siamo tanti cavoli.

GUARDIANO
Fratello, mormorate?

MELITONE
Oibò, dico ch'é pesante la porta e fa rumore.

GUARDIANO
Obbedite.

MELITONE
fra sé
Che tuon da Superiore!

Rientra nel convento socchiudendone la porta.

SCENA IX

GUARDIANO
Or siam soli.

LEONORA
Una donna son io.

GUARDIANO
Una donna a quest'ora!
Gran Dio!

English Libretto or Translation:

Scena and Duet

The Father Superior comes to the door with Melitone.

FATHER SUPERIOR
Who is asking for me?

LEONORA
I am.

THE SUPERIOR
Speak.

LEONORA
It is a secret.

THE SUPERIOR
Leave us, Melitone.

MELITONE
as he goes
(Always secrets!
And only these holy men must know them!
We're so many cabbages!)

THE SUPERIOR
Brother,
What are you muttering?

MELITONE
Oh, I was saying that the door is heavy
and makes a noise.

THE SUPERIOR
Obey me!

MELITONE
(He's asserting his authority!)

He goes back into the monastery, leaving the door ajar.

THE SUPERIOR
Now we are alone …

LEONORA
I am a woman.

THE SUPERIOR
A woman at this hour! Good Lord!