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Opera by Georg Friedrich Händel (1685 - 1759)

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. Sospiro, è vero [sung text checked 1 time]

Sospiro, è vero,
ma se vuoi saper perchè
risponder non saprò,
Dirò che per pietà,
ma se mi chiederai
tanta pietà perchè,
ancor sospirerò.

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. Se dolce m’era già viver [sung text checked 1 time]

Se dolce m’era già viver,
cor mio, con te, dolce
per te sarà morire ancora.

E questo si dirà:
quando il suo ben perse,
volle per fedeltà
morire allora.

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. Non lasciar oppressa della sorte [sung text checked 1 time]

Non lasciar oppressa della sorte
perir quell’alma forte
per troppo disperar.

Sollevar talor fortuna suole
Ch’io per suo gioco vuole
veder poi ruinar.

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. Se risolvi abbandonarmi [sung text checked 1 time]

Se risolvi abbandonarmi
tortorella scompagnata
non so viver senza te.
E se pensi non amarmi,
fida più ma sventurata
t’amerò, senza mercè.

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. Ma un dolce mio pensiero [sung text checked 1 time]

Ma un dolce mio pensiero,
pensier d’amante cor, pur sento,
che mi dice che rendermi felice
la sorte un dì saprà.

Pensiero lusinghiero,
no, non esser mentitor!
E’ persa ogni speranza,
se nel tuo dolce vero l’mia
più cara pace asilo non avrà.

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. Dimmi, oh spene [sung text checked 1 time]

Dimmi, oh spene!
Quando riede il caro bene
pien di gloria a chi lo brama?

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. Godi, oh spene [sung text checked 1 time]

Godi, oh spene!
Già ritorna il caro bene
pien di gloria a chi lo brama

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. Alma mia, sì, sol tu sei [sung text checked 1 time]

Alma mia, sì, sol tu sei
la mia gloria, il mio diletto,
dal poter de’ sommi Dei
più bel dono io non aspetto.

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. Ma pria vedrò le stelle [sung text checked 1 time]

Ma pria vedrò le stelle
precipitarsi in mar,
ch’io possa abbandonar
amato, l’amante amato;
tutto il furor di quelle
non teme questo sen,
tu sei il mio caro ben,
il sol mio fato.

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. Sventurato, godi, oh core abbandonato [sung text checked 1 time]

Sventurato,
godi, oh core abbandonato!
La tua bella è ancor fedel;
ogni stella, ogni stella t’odi pur,
ma t’ami quella,
e il destin non è crudel.

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. Finchè lo strale [sung text checked 1 time]

Finchè lo strale
non giunge al segno,
pensier regale,
no, non si sa.
Chi non discopre
l’idee d’un regno,
il corso all’opre non troverà.

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. Dopo il nembo e la procella [sung text checked 1 time]

Dopo il nembo e la procella
suol portare amica stella
il bel seren al ciel,
la calma all’ onda.
E il nocchier che si riposa
scorda l’acqua perigliosa,
ne son più voti l’ozio e la sponda.

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. Lascioti oh bella, il volto [sung text checked 1 time]

Lascioti oh bella, il volto
d’un che vorrebbe ancor,
ch’io ti lasciassi il cor
in pegno di sua fè.

D’amor nei lacci avvolto
e per la tua beltà;
credi ch’ei perirà,
se non avrà mercè.

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. Gode l’alma innamorata [sung text checked 1 time]

Gode l’alma innamorata
d’una sorte inaspettata,
che promette sol piacer,
amorosa nell’affetto
tutti al caro suo diletto
già rivolge, i suoi pensier.

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. Bramo te sola [sung text checked 1 time]

Bramo te sola,
non penso all’impero,
quel volto, quell’alma son regni per me.

Gloria più grande, diletto più vero
del tuo dolce affetto, mia bella, non v’è.

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. Barbaro! t’odio a morte [sung text checked 1 time]

Barbaro! Barbaro!
t’odio a morte,
ma più mortale orror
ho di me stessa ancor,
che viva son per te.

Perfido agli occhi miei tu sei
un mostro e non un Re.
Barbaro!

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. Fuor di periglio di fiero artiglio [sung text checked 1 time]

Fuor di periglio di fiero artiglio
colombe amate saremo allor,
Accompagnate d’un sol consiglio,
innamorate da un sol ardor.

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. Tacerò, tacerò; ma non potrai commandar [sung text checked 1 time]

Tacerò, tacerò; 
ma non potrai commandar
che taccia ancor 
il rimorso dell’orror,
che ti va latrando in sen,
partirò; ma non vedrai
che divisa mai sarà
quella bella fedeltà
dall’ affetto del suo ben.

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. Ma che vuoi più da me [sung text checked 1 time]

Ma che vuoi più da me,
sorte crudele e ria?
Manca la morte mia,
perché non vien? dov’è?
Esempio sventurato
sarò d’iniquo fato
e d’amorosa fè.

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. Notte cara, deh! [sung text checked 1 time]

Notte cara, deh!
Riportami’l mio ben!

Parmi ascolta un lieve moto...
ah no! Tarde abbastanza
non ancor son l’ore:
pur molto è scorso della notte,
e forse dalla secreta stanza or parte,
or scende quella furtiva scala...
a piè di quella or s’arresta,
a guardingo pone fuor della soglia
il guardo solo, solitario si vede;
ecco s’avanza, al vestibulo
or giunge della mia prima stanza.
La porta è sol socchiusa...
odo rumore, apri entra vieni ah no!
m’inganna amore; oh quanto è
l’aspettar colmo di pene!

Notte cara, deh!
Riportami’l mio ben!

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. No, non piangete, pupille belle [sung text checked 1 time]

No, non piangete, pupille belle,
la cruda sorte si placherà:
non sospirate, labbra vezzose,
avran le stelle di voi pietà.

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. Vivere per penare [sung text checked 1 time]

Vivere per penare,
no, che non voglio,
sì, vola fuor d’affanni,
oh nobil alma!

A tue speranze care
più creder non puoi, no;
va, va dove forse
avrai tranquilla calma!

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. Vanne, segui’l mio desio [sung text checked 1 time]

Vanne, segui’l mio desio,
dell’impresa e guida onor!
La mia fede, l’amor mio
saran premio del valor.

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. Amor commanda, onore invita [sung text checked 1 time]

Amor commanda, onore invita,
più bell’impegno
d’espor la vita,
no, non si da.

Già l’alma accesa
di bella gloria,
corre all’impresa,
e di vittoria sicura è già.

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. Questi ceppi, e quest’orrore [sung text checked 1 time]

Questi ceppi, e quest’orrore
non mi fanno più spavento:
mio tormento è il caro bene.

Se avrà quella amica sorte,
mi fian care le catene.

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. Sì, coronar vogl’io [sung text checked 1 time]

Sì, coronar vogl’io
col nobil serto d’or
al dolce mio tesor
la fronte vaga.

Equale nel desio
la gioia allor sarà;
più da bramar non ha
l’alma già paga.

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. Che veggio? Che sento? [sung text checked 1 time]

Che veggio? Che sento?
Catene, tormento;
son Ré, ma dov’è
il regno, il soglio?
Ahi tutto perde
il misero cor!

Aita non spero,
conforto non voglio,
son preda al furor.

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. Mia bella, godo che son per te [sung text checked 1 time]

Mia bella, godo che son per te,
più ch’invedermi Ré,
felice amante.

Mia cara, la sorte m’oltraggiò,
ma poi ne trionfò l’amor costante

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. Quando pena la costanza [sung text checked 1 time]

Quando pena la costanza,
spera pur che gioirà,
è felice la speranza
per la bella fedeltà.

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