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from Act II of the Italian opera Lucio Silla by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Libretto: Giovanni de Gamerra

Role: Lucius Cinna, Roman patrician, friend of Cecililus and secret enemy of Sulla
Voice Part: soprano       Fach: lyric soprano
Setting: an archway outside
Synopsis: Cinna resolves to kill Sulla to free them all from his dictatorship. In the moment of Sulla's triumph, Cinna will strike him down and avenge the oppressed.
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Translation into English by Camila Argolo Freitas Batista (added 1997-08-06)
Nel fortunato istante, Cinna's aria from Lucio Silla

Nel fortunato istante,		In the moment for which
Che' ei già co' voti affretta	He yearns as crown of his happiness,
Per la comun vendetta		To avenge all men,
Vuò, che mi spiri al piè.	I will stretch him at my feet.

Già va una destra altera	(This hand is already proud
Del colpo suo felice		Of its homing stroke,)
E questa destra ultrice		And this avenging hand
Lungi da lui non è.		Is not far from him.

Translation by Camila Argolo Freitas Batista (
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