Ah! la paterna mano

Opera details:

Opera title:

Macbeth

Composer:

Giuseppe Verdi

Language:

Italian

Synopsis:

Macbeth Synopsis

Libretto:

Macbeth Libretto

Translation(s):

English Deutsch

Aria details:

Type:

aria

Role(s):

Macduff

Voice(s):

Tenor

Act:

4.02b

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Placido Domingo - Macbeth - Ah, la paterna mano

Singer: Plácido Domingo

Placido Domingo in great voice singing the tenor aria from Verdi's Macbeth.

Concert for Romania, 1990.

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Libretto/Lyrics/Text/Testo:

Ah, la paterna mano
Non vi fu scudo, o cari,
Dai perfidi sicari
Che a morte vi ferir!
E me fuggiasco, occulto,
Voi chiamavate invano,
Coll'ultimo singulto,
Coll'ultimo respir.
Trammi al tiranno in faccia,
Signore! e s'ei mi sfugge,
Possa a colui le braccia
Del tuo perdono aprir.

English Libretto or Translation:

Alas, a father's hand was not there
to shield you, my dear ones,
from the treacherous assassins
who put you to death.
And in vain you called on me,
a fugitive, in hiding,
with your last gasp,
with your last breath.
Lord, bring me face to face
with this tyrant, and if he escapes me
let your merciful arms
open to him.

Sheetmusic in our database with this aria

Verdi: Arias for Tenor Volume 1Verdi: Favorite Tenor Arias