Sono vani i pretesti

From Serse, HWV 40, Atto terzo, Scena I

Composer
George Frideric Handel

Original Italian text

Modernized Italian text

Arſamene

Arsamene

Sono vani i preſti —
Sono vani i pretesti.
 
 

Romilda

Romilda

Scriveſti ad Atalanta.
Sì, a Atalanta scrivesti.
Elviro parlerà.
 
 

Arsamene

Arſamene

Elviro parlerà.
Sì Atalanta dirà —
 
(Oh amare pene !)

Romilda

 
Sì, Atalanta dirà!

Romilda

 
Ecco, Atalanta viene.

Romilda; Arsamene

 
Oh amare pene!
 
 
 

Romilda

 
Ecco, Atalanta viene!

Translation needed!

Submit English translation

Instrumentation

  • Arsamene (Mezzosoprano)
  • Romilda (Soprano)
  • Continuo

Resources

  • Full score: Hallische Händel-Ausgabe II/39, p. 141
  • Scores at IMSLP ›

Contributor

Handel Opera Team

Similar instrumentation

Do you have $10 to keep our servers running?

In the last month, 15,000 people used VMII to discover early vocal music. But we only need two $10 donors to cover our server costs. If you find VMII useful, please give what you can!

Send feedback on this page