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Ma o pianto o duol

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):

Otello

Voice(s):

Tenor

Act:

3.06b

Previous scene: Dio mi potevi scagliar tutti i mali
Next scene: Ah! Dannazione

Libretto/Lyrics/Text/Testo:

OTELLO
Ma, o pianto, o duol! m'han rapito il mirraggio
dov'io, giulivo, l'anima acqueto.
Spento è quel sol, quel sorriso, quel raggio
che mi fa vivo, che mi fa lieto!
Tu alfin, Clemenza, pio genio immortal
dal roseo riso,
copri il tuo viso
santo coll'orrida larva infernal!

English Libretto or Translation:

OTHELLO
But – oh tears, oh pain! –
to rob me of that vision
in which my soul was garnered joyfully!
That sun has been snuffed out,
that smile, that ray
which gives me life and happiness!
That sun has been snuffed out, etc.
Mercy, thou immortal
rose-lipped cherubin,
cover at the last thy holy face
with the horrid mask of hell!