Orlando furioso

Opera by Antonio Vivaldi (1678 - 1741)

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. Costanza tu m'insegni, e vuoi ch'io speri [sung text checked 1 time]

Costanza tu m'insegni, e vuoi ch'io speri,  
ma quegl'occhi superbi, e severi
non danno alle mie pene un guardo solo.

Pascendo di speranza i miei pensieri
pur tal volta sospiro, e mi consolo.

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. Sol per te mio dolce amore [sung text checked 1 time]

Sol per te mio dolce amore    
questo core
avrà pace avrà conforto.

Le tue vaghe luci belle
son le stelle,
onde amor m'addita il porto.

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. Amorose ai rai del sole [sung text checked 1 time]

Amorose ai rai del sole  
son le rose, e le viole,
ed il sol col raggio ardente
pur talor languir le fa.

Benché senta il mio diletto
nuovo fuoco dentro il petto,
amerà sempre costante
la mia bella fedeltà.

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. Vorresti amor da me? [sung text checked 1 time]

Vorresti amor da me?  
L'avrai, l'avrai;
ma non sperar, che mai
al solo solo foco
de' tuoi languenti rai
arda il mio cor.

T'inganni se lo credi,
sei cieco, se non vedi,
ch'io contenta non son
d'un solo amor.

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. Benché nasconda [sung text checked 1 time]

Benché nasconda  
la serpe in seno
spietata, e immonda
il rio veleno,
è men crudele
dell'infedele
che t'ingannò.

È pien di frodi
il regno infido,
e in altro lido
io fuggirò.

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. Taci non ti lagnar [sung text checked 1 time]

Taci non ti lagnar:  
taci non mi pregar.
Disperdi i pianti all'aure,
i prieghi al vento.

Bugiardo infido cor,
e menzognero ancor
nel pentimento.

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. Sorge l'irato nembo [sung text checked 1 time]

Sorge l'irato nembo,  
e la fatal tempesta,
col sussurrar dell'onde,
ed agita, e confonde,
e cielo e mare.

Ma fugge in un baleno
l'orrida nube infesta,
e 'l placido sereno
in cielo appare.

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. Dove il valor combatte [sung text checked 1 time]

Dove il valor combatte  
nulla il vigor potrà
d'inferno irato.

Se l'empietà s'abbatte,
contro del suo rigor
congiura il fato.

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. L'arco vuò frangerti [sung text checked 1 time]

L'arco vuò frangerti,  
la face spegnerti
tiranno barbaro,
nume d'amor.

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. Non è felice un'alma [sung text checked 1 time]

Non è felice un'alma,  
che amando un sol oggetto
trovi del cor la calma,
e sia contenta.
Spesso cangiando amore
più fortunato è un core.

Non dà, non dà diletto,
un solo, solo affetto;
ma torbido talor
l'alma tormenta.

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. Io son ne' lacci tuoi [sung text checked 1 time]

Io son ne' lacci tuoi,  
e ti promette il cor
fede, e costanza.

Vado: riposo in te;
sovvengati che sei
la mia speranza.

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. Come l'onda [sung text checked 1 time]

Come l'onda  
con voragine orrenda, e profonda
agitata da venti, e procelle,
fremendo, stridendo,
là nel seno del mare se n' va.

Il tuo core
combattuto da fiero timore,
turbato, agitato,
sospira, s'adira,
e sdegnoso
ritrovar più riposo non sa.

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. Vorrebbe amando il cor [sung text checked 1 time]

Vorrebbe amando il cor  
riposo, e pace;
ma sempre teme amor
sempre paventa.

E poi sperando va
che forse un dì sarà
l'alma contenta.

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. Vien dal cielo in noi l'amore [sung text checked 1 time]

Vien dal cielo in noi l'amore  
ma il desio del nostro core
spirto reo talor lo fa.

S'ami sì, ma s'ami il bello,
perché immagine di quello,
ch'è l'autor della beltà.

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. Anderò, chiamerò dal profondo [sung text checked 1 time]

Anderò, chiamerò dal profondo  
l'empie furie del baratro immondo.

Chiederò negl'abissi vendetta
dell'offeso e tradito mio amor.

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. Qual candido fiore [sung text checked 1 time]

Qual candido fiore  
che sorge nel prato
rinasce nel core
la bella mia speme,
poi torna a perir.

Son troppo felice
se amarti mi lice;
ma l'anima amante
fedele e costante
lontan dal suo bene
si sente languir.

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. Chiara al pari di lucida stella [sung text checked 1 time]

Chiara al pari di lucida stella  
scintillando tua candida fede
prometteva mercede al mio amor.

Ma il pensier di lasciarmi crudele
fa temer, che non sia sempre bella
la facella, onde avvampa il mio cor.

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. Che bel morirti in sen [sung text checked 1 time]

Che bel morirti in sen,  
mio dolce amato ben
gioia dell'alma.

Amo gli sdegni tuoi
se al cor ritorna poi
sì bella calma.

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. Se cresce un torrente [sung text checked 1 time]

Se cresce un torrente  
con torbida piena
e rompe la sponda,
altera si spande
nei campi quell'onda,
e freno non ha.

La gioia è si grande
che l'anima sente
che il cor si risente
e dentro sé stesso
l'estremo piacere
racchiuder non sa.

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. Al fragor de' corni audaci [sung text checked 1 time]

Al fragor de' corni audaci  
s'oda il colle ad echeggiar;
e in veder sì casti laci
venga Amore a trionfar.

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. Gran madre Venere [sung text checked 1 time]

Gran madre Venere  
gran nume Tespio
gran padre Libero
odi i suoi voti.

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. Diva dell'Espero [sung text checked 1 time]

Diva dell'Espero
fanciullo Idalio
nume Semeleo
odi i suoi voti.

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. Così potessi anch'io [sung text checked 1 time]

Così potessi anch'io  
goder coll'idol mio
la pace, che trovar non può 'l mio cor.

Ma unito alla mia stella,
e perfida, e rubella
sol tormenti minaccia il dio d'amor.

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. Belle pianticelle [sung text checked 1 time]

Belle pianticelle
crescete, verdeggiate,
e il nostro lieto amore
in voi serbate.

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. Sei mia fiamma, e sei mio bene  [sung text checked 1 time]

ANGELICA
Sei mia fiamma, e sei mio bene  
sei mio sole, e sei mio cor
in sue amabili catene
ne restringa eterno amor.

MEDORO

Sei mia gioia, sei mia pace
sei mia stella, e sei mio ben:
quanto amabile è la face
che mi accende il core in sen.

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. Alza in quegl'occhi [sung text checked 1 time]

Alza in quegl'occhi  
amore l'impero;
ma il sguardo guerriero,
che spande terrore,
il cor mi spaventa.

E benché la speme
all'alma dubbiosa
or rechi conforto
risorge il timore,
che l'alma tormenta.

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. Se tacendo, se soffrendo [sung text checked 1 time]

Se tacendo, se soffrendo  
io togliessi ogn'altro affetto
dal pensier dell'idol mio
bella allora io soffrirei;

ma in'amando e sospirando
mi tormenta il sol sospetto
che tradisca il destin rio
gl'innocenti affetti miei.

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. Troppo è fiero, il nume arciero [sung text checked 1 time]

Troppo è fiero, il nume arciero,  
quando in sen di chi ben ama
d'una fredda gelosia
il velen spargendo va.

Ma consola l'alma mia
il pensier, che il mio timore
già nel core
del mio ben destò pietà.

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. Nel profondo cieco mondo [sung text checked 1 time]

Nel profondo cieco mondo
si precipiti la sorte
già spietata a questo cor !
Vincerà l'amor più forte
con l'aita del valor.

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