Son Peredam son ricco d'onore

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):

Don Carlo di Vargas

Voice(s):

Baritone

Act:

2.09

Previous scene: Poiche imberbe l'incognito
Next scene: Sta bene

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Libretto/Lyrics/Text/Testo:

CARLO
Lo vuoi saper? Ecco l'istoria mia.
Son Pereda, son ricco d'onore,
Baccelliere mi fe' Salamanca;
Sarò presto in utroque dottore,
Che di studio ancor poco mi manca.
Di là Vargas mi tolse da un anno,
Ed a Siviglia con sé mi guidò.
Non astenne Pereda alcun danno,
Per l'amico il suo core parlò.
Della suora un amante straniero
Colà il padre gli avea trucidato,
Ed il figlio, da pro' cavaliero,
La vendetta ne aveva giurato;
Gl'inseguimmo di Cadice in riva,
Né la coppia fatal si trovò.
Per l'amico Pereda soffriva,
Che il suo core per esso parlò.
Là e dovunque narrar che del pari
La sedotta col vecchio peria,
Che a una zuffa tra servi a sicari
Solo il vil seduttore sfuggìa.
Io da Vargas allor mi staccava,
Ei seguir l'assassino giurò.
Verso America il mare solcava,
E Pereda ai suoi studi tornò!

TUTTI
Truce storia Pereda narrava!
Generoso il suo core mostrò.

English Libretto or Translation:

STUDENT
Do you want to know? Here's my story.

I am Pereda, rich in honours;
Salamanca made me a Bachelor;
soon I shall be a full-fledged Doctor,
for I've only a few studies to complete.
Vargas took me from there a year ago
and brought me with him to Seville.
Pereda would brook no affront;
his heart spoke out for his friend.

A foreigner, his sister's lover,
had murdered his father there,
and the son, like the brave knight he is,
had sworn to be revenged on him.
We followed them to the coast at Cadiz,
but could not find the guilty pair.
Pereda suffered for his friend,
and his heart spoke out for him.

There and everywhere alike, it was said
that the ruined girl had perished with her father,
and that in a scuffle between the servants and the assassins,
only the vile seducer escaped.
I then separated from Vargas,
who swore to pursue the murderer.
He set sail for America,
and Pereda returned to his studies.

GIRLS, MULETEERS, PEASANTS
Pereda has told a grim story,
and shown his generosity of heart!

Sheetmusic in our database with this aria

Anthology of Italian Opera: Baritone