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Patria oppressa

Opera details:

Opera title:

Macbeth

Composer:

Giuseppe Verdi

Language:

Italian

Synopsis:

Macbeth Synopsis

Libretto:

Macbeth Libretto

Translation(s):

English Deutsch

Choir details:

Type:

choir

Role(s):

Scottish refugees

Voice(s):

n/a

Act:

4.01

Previous scene: Ora di morte e di vendetta
Next scene: O figli o figli miei

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Libretto/Lyrics/Text/Testo:

N. 12 - Coro

SCENA I
Luogo deserto ai confini della Scozia e dell'Inghilterra. In distanza la foresta di Birnam.
Profughi scozzesi, Uomini, Donne, Fanciulli. Macduff in disparte, addolorato.


CORO
Patria oppressa! il dolce nome
No, di madre aver non puoi,
Or che tutta a figli tuoi
Sei conversa in un avel.
D'orfanelli e di piangenti
Chi lo sposo e chi la prole
Al venir del nuovo Sole
S'alza un grido e fere il Ciel.
A quel grido il Ciel risponde
Quasi voglia impietosito
Propagar per l'infinito,
Patria oppressa, il tuo dolor.
Suona a morto ognor la squilla,
Ma nessuno audace รจ tanto
Che pur doni un vano pianto
A chi soffre ed a chi muor.

English Libretto or Translation:

SCENE ONE
A deserted p1ace on the border between Scotland and England. In the distance is Birnam wood. Scottish refugees - men, women and children. Macduff stands sorrowfully apart from them.

CHORUS
Oppressed land of ours! You cannot have
the sweet name of mother
now that you have become a tomb
for your sons.
From orphans, from those who mourne,
some for husbands, some for children,
at each new dawn a cry goes up
to outrage heaven.
To that cry heaven replies
as if moved to pity,
oppressed land, it would
proclaim your grief for ever.
The bell tolls constantly for death
but no-one is so bold
as to shed a vain tear
for the suffering and dying.
Oppressed land of ours!
My homeland, oh,my homeland!

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