Era la notte Cassio dormiva

Opera details:

Opera title:

Otello

Composer:

Giuseppe Verdi

Language:

Italian

Synopsis:

Otello Synopsis

Libretto:

Otello Libretto

Translation(s):

English Deutsch

Aria details:

Type:

aria

Role(s):

Iago

Voice(s):

Baritone

Act:

2.15

Previous scene: Pace signor sciagurato
Next scene: Oh! mostruosa colpa

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Libretto/Lyrics/Text/Testo:

JAGO
avvicinandosi molto ad Otello e sottovoce
Era la notte, Cassio dormìa,
gli stavo accanto.
Con interrotte voci tradia
l'intimo incanto.
Le labbra lente, lente movea,
nell'abbandono
del sogno ardente, e allor dicea,
con flebil suono:
sottovoce parlate
"Desdemona soave! Il nostro amor s'asconda.
Cauti vegliamo! L'estasi del ciel
tutto m'innonda."
Seguìa più vago l'incubo blando;
con molle angoscia
l'interna imago quasi baciando,
ei disse poscia:
sempre sottovoce
"Il rio destino impreco
che al Moro ti donò".
E allora il sogno
in cieco letargo si mutò.

English Libretto or Translation:

IAGO
(approaching close to Othello)
It was night, Cassio lay sleeping,
I was close by him.
In broken phrases he was revealing
an inward enchantment.
Slowly, slowly his lips were moving
in the abandon of passionate dreams;
then he did speak with faint murmuring voice:
“Sweet Desdemona!
Let us hide our loves.
Let us be wary!
I am quite bathed in heavenly ecstasy!”
The pleasure of his dream intensified;
softly enraptured,
he seemed to almost kiss the inner vision,
then did he say:
“I curse the cruel fate that gave thee to the Moor.”
And then the dream was changed
into blind lethargy.

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