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Questa e una ragna

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:

3.10

Previous scene: E intanto giacche non si stanca
Next scene: Miracolo vago dell aspo

Otello, Act III: Act III: Questa e una ragna (Jago)

Singer: Giuseppe Valdengo

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Otello, Act III: Act III: Questa e una ragna (Jago) · Ramón Vinay

Verdi: Otello

℗ 2015 Urania Records

Released on: 2015-01-01

Artist: Ramón Vinay
Artist: Giuseppe Valdengo
Artist: Virginio Assandri
Conductor: Arturo Toscanini
Orchestra: NBC Symphony Orchestra
Composer: Giuseppe Verdi

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Libretto/Lyrics/Text/Testo:

JAGO
a Cassio indicando il fazzoletto
Questa è una ragna
dove il tuo cuor
casca, si lagna,
s'impiglia e muor.
Troppo l'ammiri,
troppo la guardi;
bada ai deliri
vani e bugiardi.
Questa è una ragna, etc…

English Libretto or Translation:

IAGO (eyeing Cassio, indicating the handkerchief)
This is a spider’s web,
‘twill your heart catch,
in spite of complaining
‘twill trap and dispatch.
Too much you’re admiring,
too long you are eyeing,
beware of such transports
abortive and lying.
This is a spider’s web, etc.