Latvian operatic lyric mezzo-soprano Elīna Garanča sings “Cavatine des Romeo” (Romeo’s Cavatina) from I Capuleti e i Montecchi, an Italian opera (Tragedia lirica) in two acts by Vincenzo Bellini. From an Elīna Garanča concert in Moscow in 2008.

Elīna Garanča sings Cavatine des Romeo

Cavatine des Romeo Lyrics

Se Romeo t’uccise un figlio
In battaglia a lui diè morte;
Incolpar ne dêi la sorte;
Ei ne pianse e piange ancor.
Deh! ti placa, e un altro figlio
Trovai nel mio signor.

La tremenda ultrice spada
A brandir Romeo si appresta :
Come folgore funesta
Mille morti apporterà.
Ma vi accusi al cielo irato
Tanto sangue invan versato;
Ma su voi ricada il pianto
Che alla patria costerà.

English translation

If Romeo killed a son
In battle death is to him;
Blame it for it;
Ei cried and still cries.
Deh! appeases you, and another son
I found in my lord.

The tremendous sword ultrice
A brandish Romeo is preparing :
Like a fatal lightning
A thousand deaths will bring.
But accuse you to heaven angry
So much blood spilled;
But let weeping fall on you
That it will cost the homeland.


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