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Oh! mostruosa colpa

Opera details:

Opera title:

Otello

Composer:

Giuseppe Verdi

Language:

Italian

Synopsis:

Otello Synopsis

Libretto:

Otello Libretto

Translation(s):

English Deutsch

Recitative details:

Type:

recitative

Role(s):

Otello / Iago

Voice(s):

Tenor / Baritone

Act:

2.16

Previous scene: Era la notte Cassio dormiva
Next scene: Si per ciel marmoreo giuro

Leonard Warren & Mario Del Monaco - Oh! Mostruosa colpa...si pel ciel - Otello - Verdi - LIVE!

Singer(s): Mario Del Monaco Leonard Warren

Leonard Warren (April 21, 1911 - March 4, 1960) & Mario Del Monaco (July 27, 1915 - October 16, 1982). INCREDIBLE! Sorry for the little bit of skipping noise in the end. I figured it is better to hear this even with a bit of that than not at all.

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Libretto/Lyrics/Text/Testo:

OTELLO
Oh! mostuosa colpa!

JAGO
Io non narrai che un sogno.

OTELLO
Un sogno che rivela un fatto.

JAGO
Un sogno che può dar forma di prova
ad altro indizio.

OTELLO
E qual?

JAGO
Talor vedeste
in mano di Desdemona un tessuto trapunto
a fior e più sottil d'un velo?

OTELLO
È il fazzoletto ch'io le diedi,
pegno primo d'amor.

JAGO
Quel fazzoletto ieri
(certo ne son) lo vidi in man di Cassio.

English Libretto or Translation:

OTHELLO
0 monstrous guilt!

IAGO
1 told you but a dream.

OTHELLO
A dream that reveals a fact.

IAGO
A dream that may
give substance to another circumstance.

OTHELLO
And which is that?

IAGO
Have you not sometimes seen a handkerchief
embroidered with flowers in Desdemona’s hand,
of finer stuff than lawn?

OTHELLO
That is the handkerchief I gave her,
first token of my love.

IAGO
That handkerchief I saw – I am sure of it –
yesterday in the hand of Cassio!