ALCINA LIBRETTO PDF

Bradamante so speaks to Ruggiero. So you correspond to so many of mine for you suffered troubles? Hope abandons me; I live in me beautiful constancy; the love is agitated in me. It is in the stony Iracana lair disgruntled tiger, and uncertain slopes, if he leaves, or waits the cacciator. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Alcina Libretto Bradamante under the heading of Melisso It will be with others in fera.

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Prologue[ edit ] The background of the opera comes from the poem Orlando Furioso. Bradamante is not the type to put up with the constant disappearance of her lover, and she spends vast portions of the poem in full armor chasing after him. Just before the opera begins she has rescued him from an enchanted castle, only to have her flying horse a hippogriff take a fancy to Ruggiero and fly off with him. Ruggiero and the hippogriff land on an island in the middle of the ocean. As the hippogriff begins to eat the leaves of a myrtle bush, Ruggiero is startled to hear the bush begin to speak.

The bush reveals that it was once a living soul named Sir Astolfo , and the island belongs to the sister sorceresses Alcina and Morgana. The beautiful Alcina seduces every knight that lands on her isle, but soon tires of her lovers and changes them into stones, animals, plants, or anything that strikes her fancy. Dressed in armor, Bradamante looks like a young man and goes by the name of her own brother, Ricciardo.

The first person they meet is the sorceress Morgana. Bradamante guesses that Astolfo is now transformed into something, but she holds her peace and concerns herself with Ruggiero.

Morgana stops the fight, but Oronte is in a foul mood and takes it out on Ruggiero. He tells the young man exactly how Alcina treats her former lovers and adds that, as far as he can tell, Alcina has fallen in love with the newcomer, Ricciardo Semplicetto!

A donna credi? Ruggiero is horrified and overwhelms Alcina with his jealous fury. Melisso hastily contradicts her and Ruggiero becomes very confused. In some productions, this aria is sung by Alcina. Appalled, he realizes he must leave, and sings the famous aria "Verdi prati" "Green meadows" where he admits that even though he knows the island and Alcina are mere illusion, their beauty will haunt him for the rest of his life.

Melisso warns Ruggiero that he cannot just leave; Alcina still wields immense power, and he should cover his escape by telling her that he wishes to go hunting. Bradamante is in despair, as is Alcina. It is at this point that the audience realises that Alcina genuinely loves Ruggiero; from now until the end of the opera, she is depicted sympathetically. As the act ends, Alcina tries to call up evil spirits to stop Ruggiero from leaving her, but her magic fails her.

Act 3[ edit ] After this the opera finishes swiftly. Morgana and Oronte try to rebuild their relationship; she returns to him and he rebuffs her but once she is offstage admits he loves her still. Ruggiero returns to his proper heroic status and sings an aria accompanied by high horns; Oberto is introduced to a lion, to whom he feels strangely attached, and Alcina sings a desolate aria in which she longs for oblivion.

Alcina pleads with them, but Ruggiero is deaf to her appeals and smashes the urn. As he does so, everything is both ruined and restored.

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So you correspond to so many of mine for you suffered troubles? The background of the opera comes from the poem Orlando Furioso. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. But it is too late: If you see it, that aims at you, that sighs, think and say: The beautiful Alcina seduces every knight that lands alcinna her isle, but soon tires of her lovers and changes them into stones, animals, plants, or anything that strikes her fancy. They come out in opposite directions. The opera was given a concert performance on 10 October at the Barbican Centre in London.

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ALCINA LIBRETTO PDF

Prologue[ edit ] The background of the opera comes from the poem Orlando Furioso. Bradamante is not the type to put up with the constant disappearance of her lover, and she spends vast portions of the poem in full armor chasing after him. Just before the opera begins she has rescued him from an enchanted castle, only to have her flying horse a hippogriff take a fancy to Ruggiero and fly off with him. Ruggiero and the hippogriff land on an island in the middle of the ocean. As the hippogriff begins to eat the leaves of a myrtle bush, Ruggiero is startled to hear the bush begin to speak.

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