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Tutte le feste al tempio - part of a duet
from Act II of the Italian opera Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto: Francesco Maria Piave

Role: Gilda, Rigoletto's daughter
Voice Part: soprano       Fach: lyric coloratura
Setting: A room in the Duke's palace
Synopsis: Gilda tells her father of her love for the Duke in his guise as a student.
Range: Tessitura:
E4 - A5G4 - F5
Translations/Aria Texts:
Translation into English by Guia Monti (added 1997-07-09)
Tutte le feste al tempio, Gilda's aria from Rigoletto

Tutte le feste al tempio	On the blessed days
mentre pregava Iddio,		While praying to God,
bello e fatale un giovane	a handsome and charming youth
s' offerse al guardo mio...	caught my attention...
Se i labbri nostri tacquero	If our lips were silent
dagli occhi il cor parlò.	Our hearts spoke through our eyes.
Furtivo tra le tenebre		Stealthy in the darkness
sol ieri a me giungeva...	he came only yesterday...
son studente, povero,		I am a student, penniless,
commosso mi diceva,		he told me, touched,
e con ardente palpito		and with ardent fire
amor mi protestò.		he proffered me love.
Partì mio core aprivasi	He heart was opening up
a speme più gradita,		to a most welcome hope,
quando improvviso apparvero	when suddenly appeared
color che m' han rapita,	the men who took me,
e a forza qui m' addussero	and they dragged me here
nell' ansia più crudel.		while I fretted with anxiety.

Translated by Guia K. Monti

Sheet Music/Scores:
Verdi, Giuseppe. Favorite Soprano Arias. Published by Ricordi. Available at and
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