Cortigiani vil razza dannata

Opera details:

Opera title:

Rigoletto

Composer:

Giuseppe Verdi

Language:

Italian

Synopsis:

Rigoletto Synopsis

Libretto:

Rigoletto Libretto

Translation(s):

English Deutsch

Aria details:

Type:

aria

Role(s):

Rigoletto

Voice(s):

Baritone

Act:

3.04

Previous scene: Povero Rigoletto
Next scene: Mio padre Dio mia Gilda!

Cortigiani vil razza dannata

Singer(s): Antonio Cotogni Titta Ruffo

Resume of Michael Davidson, baritone

Born in Long Beach, California, Michael Davidson studied voice with the Bolshoi's Verdi baritone Vladimir Dubinsky (a student of Antonio Cotogni's), while Hugo Strelitzer and Herbert Weisskopf were his coaches. Michael gave his European debut at the Concertgebouw presenting a variety of Verdi arias, later he returned there to sing the title-roles in Leoncavallo's Edipo Re (a role concipated for Titta Ruffo) and Dallapiccola's Il Prigionero. Further engagements include the Royal Opera Stockholm, National Theater Mannheim, Royal Opera Antwerp, Vancouver Opera, the Staatsopern in Vienna, Berlin, Munich, Hamburg, Stuttgart and the Gran Teatro de Liceu. Additionally the operas in Cologne, Karlsruhe, Portland, Hannover, Basel, Wuppertal, Frankfurt, Nürnberg, Dortmund and the Deutsche Oper am Rhein Düsseldorf-Duisburg.
Among his stage-partners have been Luciano Pavarotti (Rigoletto), Mirella Freni (La Boheme), Raina Kabaivanska (Madama Butterfly), Lucia Popp (Der Rosenkavalier), Eva Marton (Tosca), Montserrat Caballe (Aida), Martina Arroyo (Aida), Tatjana Troyanos (Carmen), Nadine Connor (La Traviata), Maria Chiara (Otello), Anton Dermota (Palestrina), Ileana Cotrubas (Rosenkavalier), Fiorenza Cossotto (Il Trovatore), Agnes Baltsa (Rosenkavalier), Diana Damrau (Hänsel und Gretel, Rigoletto, Der Freischütz) and Waltraud Meier (Cardillac, Carmen, Il Trovatore, Der Rosenkavalier, Rigoletto). Michael Davidson has appeared in concerts with Mario del Monaco, Erika Köth and Renee Kollo and with such conductors as Giuseppe Patane, Alberto Erede, Kees Bakels, Hans Wallat, Horst Stein, Donald Runnicles and Nello Santi. Mr. Davidson also performed the King in Die Kluge under the direction of the composer Carl Orff. For his artistic accomplishments he has been awarded the title of Kammersänger. Michael Davidson retired from the stage in 1999 as Tonio (I Pagliacci), over 40 years after his debut. His son Robert is now an aspiring young baritone.

Throughout his career Mr. Davidson's repertoire has had a particular focus on the works of Giuseppe Verdi, singing the lead baritone roles in Otello, Un Ballo in Maschera, La Forza del Destino, Il Trovatore, Luisa Miller, La Traviata, Falstaff, Aida, Attila, Don Carlo and I Masnadieri and the title-roles of Rigoletto, Macbeth, Simon Boccanegra, and Nabucco.

He however also frequently portrayed such roles as the four demons (Les Contes D'Hoffmann), Scarpia (Tosca), Michele (Il Tabarro), Rance (La Fanciulla del West), Marcello (La Boheme), Enrico (Lucia di Lammermoor), Tonio (I Pagliacci), Alfio (Cavalleria Rusticana), Barnaba (La Gioconda), Escamillo (Carmen), Amfortas (Parsifal), Wolfram (Tannhäuser), Faninal (Der Rosenkavalier), the High Priest of Dagon (Samson e Dalilah), Valentin (Faust), Dunois (Joan of Arc), Gerard (Andrea Chenier), Sebastiano (Tiefland), the count in Capriccio as well as the title-roles in Gianni Schicci, Edipo Re, Eugene Onegin, Guglielmo Tell and Cardillac.

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Libretto/Lyrics/Text/Testo:

RIGOLETTO
Sì, la mia figlia! d'una tal vittoria...
Che? adesso non ridete?
Ella è là... la vogl'io... la renderete.
Corre verso la porta di mezzo, ma i cortigiani gli attraversano il passaggio.

Cortigiani, vil razza dannata,
Per qual prezzo vendeste il mio bene?
A voi nulla per l'oro sconviene,
Ma mia figlia è impagabil tesor.
La rendete! o, se pur disarmata,
Questa man per voi fora cruenta;
Nulla in terra più l'uomo paventa,
Se dei figli difende l'onor.
Quella porta, assassini, m'aprite!
Si getta ancor sulla porta che gli è nuovamente contesa dai gentiluomini; lotta alquanto, poi ritorna spossato.
Ah! voi tutti a me contro venite...
piange
Tutti contro me!...
Ah! Ebben, piango Marullo... Signore,
Tu ch'hai l'alma gentil come il core,
Dimmi tu ove l'hanno nascosta?
È là... non è vero?... Tu taci... ahimè!...
Miei signori... perdono, pietate...
Al vegliardo la figlia ridate...
Ridonarla a voi nulla ora costa,
Tutto al mondo tal figlia è per me.
Signori, perdono, pietà …
Ridate a me la figlia,
Tutto al mondo tal figlia è per me.
Pietà, pietà, Signori, pietà.

English Libretto or Translation:

RIGOLETTO
Yes, my daughter! After such a sweet revenge,
what? You're not laughing?
She's in there… I want her… Give her back.

running towards the centre door, but finding it barred by the courtiers

Courtiers, vile, damnable rabble,
how much were you paid for my treasure?
There's nothing you won't do for money,
but my daughter is beyond any price.
Give her back … or this hand, though unarmed,
will prove a dread weapon indeed.
A man will fear nothing on earth
when defending his children's honour.
Assassins, open that door!

He again attacks the door, is dragged away from it by the courtiers, struggles awhile, then gives up, exhausted.

Ah! You're all against me!
weeping
All against me!
Then I'll weep. Marullo, my lord,
you whose soul is as gentle as your heart,
tell me, where have they hidden her?
She’s in there …isn't she? You don't answer…
Alas! My lords, forgive me, have pity!
Give an old man back his daughter!
To give her back can cost you nothing now,
but to me my daughter is everything.
Lords, forgive me …
Give me my daughter back,
to me my daughter is everything.
Lords, forgive me.

Sheetmusic in our database with this aria

Operatic Anthology: BaritoneCantolopera: Arias for Baritone Volume 2Verdi: Arias for Baritone