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Salve o Re

Opera details:

Opera title:

Macbeth

Composer:

Giuseppe Verdi

Language:

Italian

Synopsis:

Macbeth Synopsis

Libretto:

Macbeth Libretto

Translation(s):

English Deutsch

Aria details:

Type:

aria,choir

Role(s):

Lady Macbeth

Voice(s):

Soprano

Act:

2.05

Previous scene: Come dal ciel precipita
Next scene: Si colmi il calice

Giuseppe Verdi - MACBETH - Banquet scene (Act II Finale)

Singer(s): Piero Cappuccilli Plácido Domingo Shirley Verrett

MACBETH
Melodramma in 4 atti
Composer: Giuseppe Verdi (1813–1901)
Libretto: Francesco Maria Piave & Andrea Maffei, after Shakespeare
First performed: Teatro della Pergola, Florence, 14 March 1847; revised version: Théâtre Lyrique, Paris, 19 April 1865

SETTING: Scotland, 1040

PLOT: Macbeth and his wife murder their way onto the throne of Scotland.

No. 9 – Convito, Visione, Finale II
Convito: ‘Salve, o re! – Voi pur salvète’
Brindisi: ‘Si colmi il calice’
Tempo di mezzo: ‘Tu di sangue hai brutto il volto’
Apparizione e Brindisi: ‘Che ti scosta, o re mio sposo’
Quartetto: ‘Sangue a me quell’ombre chiede’

Banquo has been murdered on Macbeth’s orders. He is horrified to see the spectre at the feast. The guests believe he has gone mad; although Lady Macbeth tries to distract them by singing a woozy brindisi, they leave in terror.

Macbeth, generale dell’esercito del re Duncano / general in King Duncan’s army (baritone): Piero Cappuccilli
Lady Macbeth, moglie di Macbeth / Macbeth’s wife (soprano): Shirley Verrett
Dama di Lady Macbeth (mezzo-soprano): Stefania Malagù
Macduff, nobile scozzese, signore di Fiff / Scottish nobleman, Thane of Fife (tenor): Plácido Domingo

Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Coro e Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala
Milan, 1976

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Libretto/Lyrics/Text/Testo:


N. 9 - Convito, Visione e Finale Secondo

SCENA V
Magnifica sala. Mensa imbandita.
Macbeth, Lady Macbeth, Macduff, Dama di Lady Macbeth, Dame e Cavalieri.


CORO
Salve, o Re!

MACBETH
Voi pur salvete, nobilissimi signori.

CORO
Salve, o donna!

LADY
Ricevete la merce' dei vostri onori.

MACBETH
Prenda ciascun l'orrevole
Seggio al suo grado eletto.
Pago son io d'accogliere
Tali ospiti a banchetto.
La mia consorte assidasi
Nel trono a lei sortito,
Ma pria le piaccia un brindisi
Sciogliere, a vostr'onor.

LADY
Al tuo regale invito
Son pronta, o mio signor.

CORO
E tu ne udrai rispondere
Come ci detta il cor.

English Libretto or Translation:


SCENE THREE
A magnificent hall with a table laid for a banquet.
Macbeth, Lady Macbeth, her Gentlewoman, Macduff, Knights and Ladies.


CHORUS
Hail, King!

MACBETH
Hail to you, most noble lords.

CHORUS
Hail, madam!

LADY MACBETH
Accept my thanks for your praise.

MACBETH
Let everyone take his place
according to his rank.
I am pleased to greet
such guests at the banquet.
Let my consort take
her appointed place on the throne.
But first let her offer
a toast in your honour.

LADY MACBETH
I am ready to answer
your royal request, my lord.

ALL
And you will hear our reply,
prompted by our hearts.

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