Alessandro

Opera by Georg Friedrich Händel (1685 - 1759)

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. Lusinghe più care [sung text checked 1 time]

Lusinghe più care
d'Amor veri dardi
Vezzose volate
sul labbro, nei guardi,
e tutta involate
l'altrui libertà.

Gelosi sospetti,
diletti con pene;
fra gioie e tormenti
momenti di spene,
voi l'armi farete
di vaga beltà.

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Set by by Georg Friedrich Händel (1685 - 1759), HWV 21 (1726), first performed 1726 [ strings and soprano voice ]
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. Quanto dolce Amor sarìa [sung text checked 1 time]

Quanto dolce Amor sarìa
se non fosse gelosia
col gelato suo velen.

Quel che spera la Costanza,
e promette la Speranza,
Rende amaro al mesto sen.

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. Vibra cortese amor [sung text checked 1 time]

Vibra cortese amor
un altro strale
del mio rivale al cor,
e sol l'accendi allor d'altra Bellezza.

Bramata sol da me,
per Alma tutta fe
l'ingrata non avrà
tanta fierezza.

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. Da un breve riposo [sung text checked 1 time]

Da un breve riposo
Di Stato amoroso,
Più Fiero, più forte
Di Gloria al sentiero
Amante e Guerriero
Il Cor tornerà.

Se gia tutta in guerra
Mi cede la Terra;
Il vanto d’Onore
S’io cedo all’Amore,
Minor non sarà.

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. Pregi son d'un alma grande [sung text checked 1 time]

Pregi son d'un alma grande
L'amicizia e il Valor:
Senza questi, in van si spande
ogni titolo d'Onor.

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. Fra le stragi e fra le morti [sung text checked 1 time]

Fra le stragi e fra le morti
s'immortalano gli eroi.
La Fortuna aiuta i forti
Giove assiste i figli suoi.

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. A sprone, a fren leggiero [sung text checked 1 time]

A sprone, a fren leggiero
Un nobil destriero
contento ubbidirà.
Se pungi troppo il lato
fiero, superbo, irato,
il peso squoterà.

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. Che tirannia d’Amor! [sung text checked 1 time]

Che tirannia d’Amor!
Fuggir chi siegue et ama!
Amar chi non mi brama!
Misera Fedeltà! Vana speranza!
Estinguasi l’ardor.
Risolvi non amar.
Ahi! Che no’l posso far
E forza del Destin la mia Costanza.

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. Alla sua gabbia d’oro [sung text checked 1 time]

Alla sua gabbia d’Oro
Suol ritornar talor
Quell’augellin canoro
Che rapido fuggì:
Sai perché torna ancor donde partì?
La sua prigion gli è Cara
Più della libertà.
Ma la prigion d’oro
Sai perché piace allor
All’Augellin Canoro?
Più caro al suo Signor
Sa ben che tornerà.

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. Risolvo abbandonar [sung text checked 1 time]

[Risolvo]1 abbandonar
La Bella che mi sprezza
Son pene d’Amor, Bellezza:
La Gioia è una Catena.
No, più non voglio amar.
Amare è strano affetto:
E’ poco il tuo Diletto
E’ Troppa la sua Pena.

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1 Händel: "Nò, risolvo"

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. La cervetta nei lacci avvolta [sung text checked 1 time]

La Cervetta nei lacci avvolta
Se per sorte scamperà,
No non torna un’altra volta
A quel bosco ingannator.

Dolci Brame abbandonate
A quest’alma ritornate:
La speranza lusinghiera
Più che mai v’alletta ancor.

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. Il cor mio ch’è già per te [sung text checked 1 time]

Il Cor mio ch’è già per te
Tutto Amore e tutto Fe,
Con più Gloria tornerà,
Ma non già
Più Amoroso e più fedel.
Per mercede e per onor
Dell’Affetto e del Valor
Spera sol che tua Beltà
Gli farà
Men ritorsa e men crudel.

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. Dica il Falso, dica il Vero [sung text checked 1 time]

Dica il Falso, dica il Vero
Quel bel labbro lusinghiero
Più m’alletta, il voglio amar:
Sì ben finge, tanto piace:
Che sentirlo un dì verace
Fa quest’alma sperar.

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. Sfortunato è il mio valore [sung text checked 1 time]

Sfortunato è il mio valore,
E per chè? Per troppo Onore
E per troppa Fedeltà.

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. Sarò qual vento [sung text checked 1 time]

Sarò qual vento
Che nell’incendio spira
E l’Ira infiammerò;
E così spento
Ogni nemico orgoglio
Tutto il favor del Soglio
Io sol Godrò.

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. Sì m’è caro imitar quel bel fiore [sung text checked 1 time]

Sì m’è caro imitar quel bel fiore
Che del sol si rivolge al fulgore,
E s’appaga in mirar la sua Beltà.
Pur diversa da fiore sì bello,
Vuò seguir chi mi strugge; ma quello
Siegue solo chi vita gli dà.

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. Brilla nell'alma [sung text checked 1 time]

Brilla nell’Alma
Un non inteso ancor dolce contento
E d’alta gioia il Cor, soave inonda.
Sì nella Calma
Azzurro brilla il Mar se splende il Sole,
E i Rai fan tremolar tranquilla l’Onda.

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. L’Amor, che per te sento [sung text checked 1 time]

L’Amor, che per te sento,
Brama te sol contento:
A costo di mia pena,
Godi, e m’appagherò.
Sarà più fortunata
L’Amante riamata, 
Ma più fedele, no.

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. Pupille amate [sung text checked 1 time]

Pupille amate
Voi m’insegnate
A Trionfar
Pupille belle
Se voi mi siete
Due fide stelle
In Van procelle
Minaccia il Mar.

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. Tempesta e calma [sung text checked 1 time]

Tempesta e Calma
Sento nell’Alma:
Impazienti
Tutt’i momenti
Le danno timore,
La fanno sperar.

Qual sia l’Evento
Del Caro Oggetto,
Ogni momento
Dubbiosa aspetto.
Che fiero Dolore
E’ mai l’aspettar.

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. D'un fiero nel soglio [sung text checked 1 time]

D’un fiero nel soglio
Si domi l’Orgoglio
S’abbatta il furor.

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. Prove sono di grandezza [sung text checked 1 time]

Prove sono di Grandezza
Perdonar l’Alme soggette,
Le superbe debellar.

Fa del trono fu’ l’Altrezza
Scintillar l’Alme perfette
La Clemenza nel Regnar.

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