New: Save your favorite arias, videos and singers!
Tell me more - Check it later - Not interested

Splende il cielo

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):

Desdemona / Otello / Iago

Voice(s):

Soprano / Tenor / Baritone

Act:

2.08a

Previous scene: Dove guardi splendono
Next scene: D'un uom che geme

Libretto/Lyrics/Text/Testo:

DESDEMONA
Splende il cielo, danza
l'aura, olezza il fior.

OTELLO
Quel canto mi conquide.
S'ella m'inganna, il ciel se stesso irride!

JAGO
Beltà ed amor in dolce inno concordi!
I vostri infrangerò soavi accordi.

DESDEMONA
Gioia, amor, speranza
cantan nel mio cor.

CIPRIOTI
Vivi felice! vivi felice!
Addio. Qui regna Amor.

OTELLO
Quel canto mi conquide.

English Libretto or Translation:

DESDEMONA
The sky is shining, breezes
dance, flowers scent the air...

OTHELLO (gently moved)
That song subdues my heart!

DESDEMONA
... In my heart the songs
of joy, love, hope I hear.

IAGO (aside)
Beauty and love are in sweet harmony.

CHILDREN, MEN AND WOMEN
May you be happy!...

OTHELLO
If she be false to me...

DESDEMONA
Joy and love sing in my breast!

OTHELLO
...then Heaven mocks itself!

IAGO
...But I’ll untune the strings that make this music!

CHILDREN, MEN AND WOMEN
... May you be happy! Farewell!
Here Love is lord!

OTHELLO
That song subdues my heart.

IAGO (under his breath)
I’ll untune the strings that make this music!

Contributors to this page