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Lasciatelo chei vada

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

Aria details:

Type:

aria

Role(s):

Preziosilla

Voice(s):

Mezzo-Soprano

Act:

3.19a

Previous scene: Toh toh poffare il mondo
Next scene: Rataplan rataplan della gloria

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Libretto/Lyrics/Text/Testo:

Cercano di picchiarlo, ma egli se la svigna, declamando sempre.

PREZIOSILLA
ai soldati che lo inseguono uscendo dalla scena
Lasciatelo chi'ei vada.
Far guerra ad un cappuccio! Bella impresa!
Non m'odon? Sia il tamburo sua difesa.

Prende a caso un tamburo e, imitata da qualche tamburino, lo suona. I soldati accorrono tosto a circondarla, seguiti da tutta la turba.

PREZIOSILLA e CORO
Rataplan, rataplan, della gloria
Nel soldato ritempra l'ardor;
Rataplan, rataplan, di vittoria
Questo suono è segnal percursor!
Rataplan, rataplan, or le schiere
Son guidate raccolte a pugnar!
Rataplan, rataplan, le bandiere
Del nemico si veggon piegar!
Rataplan, pim, pam, pum, inseguite
Chi la terga, fuggendo, voltò …
Rataplan, le gloriose ferite
Col trionfo il destin coronò.
Rataplan, rataplan, la vittoria
Più rifulge de' figli al valor! . . .
Rataplan, rataplan, la vittoria
Al guerriero conquista ogni cor.
Rataplan, rataplan, rataplan!

Escono correndo.

English Libretto or Translation:

The Italian soldiers try to beat Fra Melitone, but he makes his escape, still fulminating.

Rataplan

PREZIOSILLA
to the soldiers pursuing Fra Melitone as he flees from the scene
Let him go …
Beating a monk! … A fine thing! …
They won't hear me? … Then let the drum save him.
She picks up a drum at random and imitates the sound of a side-drum. The soldiers promptly  hasten to surround her; they are followed by all the crowd.
Rataplan, rataplan, rataplan.

VIVANDIERES, SOLDIERS, CONSCRIPTS
from within
Rataplan, rataplan, rataplan.
All come running in to the scene.
Rataplan, plan, plan, plan, plan.
Rataplan, plan, pim, pum, pum.

PREZIOSILLA
Rataplan, rataplan, strengthens
the love of glory in the soldier;
rataplan, rataplan, this sound
signals victory to come!

Rataplan, rataplan, the ranks are forming
and are led to combat!
Rataplan, rataplan, the enemy's flag
is seen to retreat!

Rataplan, plan, pim, pum, pum, pursue
those who turn tail and flee!
Destiny has crowned
your glorious wounds with triumph.

Rataplan, rataplan, the victory of one's country
shines brighter for her sons' gallantry.
Rataplan, rataplan, victory
wins every heart for the soldier.

All pretend to fire rifles, and rush off.