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Quando narravi l'esule tua vita

Opera details:

Opera title:

Otello

Composer:

Giuseppe Verdi

Language:

Italian

Synopsis:

Otello Synopsis

Libretto:

Otello Libretto

Translation(s):

English Deutsch

Duet details:

Type:

duet

Role(s):

Desdemona / Otello

Voice(s):

Soprano / Tenor

Act:

1.09b

Previous scene: Gia nella notte densa
Next scene: Venga la morte

Otello: Act I: Quando narravi l'esule tua vita (Otello, Desdemona)

Singer(s): Gré Brouwenstijn Ramón Vinay

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Otello: Act I: Quando narravi l'esule tua vita (Otello, Desdemona) · Ramón Vinay

Verdi: Otello (Live Recordings 1955)

℗ 2014 Opus Arte

Released on: 2014-10-28

Artist: Ramón Vinay
Artist: Gré Brouwenstijn
Conductor: Rafael Kubelík
Orchestra: Covent Garden Orchestra
Composer: Giuseppe Verdi

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Libretto/Lyrics/Text/Testo:

DESDEMONA
Mio superbo guerrier! Quanti tormenti,
quanti mesti sospiri e quanta speme
ci condusse ai soavi abbracciamenti!
Oh! com'è dolce il mormorare insieme:
te ne rammenti!
Quando narravi l'esule tua vita
e i fieri eventi e i lunghi tuoi dolor,
ed io t'udia coll'anima rapita
in quei spaventi e coll'estasi in cor.

OTELLO
Pingea dell'armi il fremito, la pugna
e il vol gagliardo alla breccia mortal,
l'assalto, orribil edera, coll'ugna
al baluardo e il sibilante stral.

DESDEMONA
Poi mi guidavi ai fulgidi deserti,
all'arse arene, al tuo materno suol;
narravi allor gli spasimi sofferti
e le catene e dello schiavo il duol.

OTELLO
Ingentilia di lagrime la storia
il tuo bel viso e il labbro di sospir;
scendean sulle mie tenebre la gloria,
il paradiso e gli astri a benedir.

DESDEMONA
Ed io vedea fra le tue tempie oscure
splender del genio l'eterea beltà.

OTELLO
E tu m'amavi per le mie sventure
ed io t'amavo per la tua pietà.

DESDEMONA
Ed io t'amavo per le tue sventure
e tu m'amavi per la mia pietà.

OTELLO
E tu m'amavi…

DESDEMONA
E tu m'amavi…

OTELLO
Ed io t'amavo…

OTELLO, DESDEMONA
… per la tua, (mia) pietà.

English Libretto or Translation:

DESDEMONA
My splendid warrior! What anguish,
what deep sighs and high hopes
have strewn the path to our glad union!
Oh, how sweet to murmur thus together!
Do you remember?
You used to tell me of your life in exile,
of violent deeds and suffering long endured,
and I would listen, transported by the tales
that terrified, but thrilled my heart as well.

OTHELLO
I would describe the clash of arms, the fight
and violent thrust toward the fatal breach,
the assault, when hands, like grisly tendrils,
clung to bastions amid the hissing darts.

DESDEMONA
Then you would lead me to the glaring desert,
to scorching sands, the country of your birth;
and then you would relate your sufferings,
tell me of chains and slavery’s agony.

OTHELLO
Softened was your lovely face by tears,
your lips by sighs, when I my story told;
upon my darkness shone a radiance,
heaven and all the stars in benediction!

DESDEMONA
And I descried upon your dusky temples
genius’ ethereal beauty shining there.

OTHELLO
You loved me for the dangers I had passed,
and I loved you that you did pity them.

DESDEMONA
I loved you for the dangers you had passed,
and you loved me that I did pity them.

OTHELLO
And you loved me...

DESDEMONA
And you loved me...

OTHELLO
... and I loved you...
... that you did pity them.

DESDEMONA
... that I did pity them.