Libretto of La gioconda, an opera [in verse]. Engl. adaptation by H. Hersee. (Roy. Ital. opera, Covent garden).

 
9781236441188: Libretto of La gioconda, an opera [in verse]. Engl. adaptation by H. Hersee. (Roy. Ital. opera, Covent garden).

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1883 Excerpt: ...all'erta!--Enzo. Deh! non tremar! Siamo in un' isola--tutta deserta, Tra mare e cielo--tra cielo e mar! Vedrem pur ora tramontar la luna... Quando sarà corcata, all' aura bruna Noi salperem; cogli occhi al firmamento, Coi baci in fronte e colle vele al vento! la luna bassa si svolve dalle nuvole, il suo disco-s' asconderà dietro il vascello. SCENE V. Enter Laura. Enzo. Laura! Laura! dearest, I am thine! Lau. Enzo, my Enzo! Ah, dearest, I am thine! Bar. (departing) Good luck attend ye! Lau. Ah! at that voice I shudder! Enzo. It is by him thou'rt saved. Lau. Yet, when he smiles, his smile appears infernal. Enzo, 'Tis he who for us opens Paradise. Ah! cloud not, dearest, with fears and doubtings. The pure enjoyment of these blessed moments.. Of love, love only, let our discourse be! Love is the heaven unveil'd to-night. Lau. Ah, love, thy kisses, with sweet enchantment, Change ev'ry sorrow to rapture celestial. No human frailty will heaven pardon, If 'twill not pardon love's delight. Enzo. But tell me how, my angel, Thou didst recognise me? Lau. The sailor's dress hid not my Enzo. Enzo. 'Twas thus with me, love. Soon as thy voice Bless'd the air with its music. Lau. Enzo, beloved! (starting) But time is flying--be watchful! Enzo. Fear not, my love! This is an island wholly deserted, 'Mid sky and ocean, ocean and sky. We soon shall see yonder the moon descending, And when she sinks to slumber, favour'd by darkness, We will set sail, with kisses on our/oreheads, And fav'ring winds our sails filling. D-2. Laggiù nelle nebbie remote, Laggiù nelle tenebre ignote, Sta il segno del nostro cammin. Neil' onde, nell' ombre, nei venti, Fidenti, ridenti, fuggenti, Gittiamo la vita e il destin. La luna discende, discende Eicinta di roride bende, Siccome...

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