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from Prologue of the Italian opera Alzira by Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto: Salvatore Cammarano

Role: Zamoro, the head of a Peruvian tribe
Voice Part: tenor       Fach: spinto
Setting: A vast plain, Peru, mid-16th century
Synopsis: Zamoro has returned from being captured by the Governor of Peru, Gusmano, and his troops. His tribesmen are surprised to see him alive, thinking that he had been killed by Gusmano's torture. After commanding the release of a prisoner, he sings a hateful tirade against Gusmano and his tyranny.
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Libretto entered by Ugo Berardi (added 1999-11-04)
Un Inca... eccesso orribile!, Zamoro's aria from Alzira

Un Inca... eccesso orribile!
Fù dato, a' cenni suoi,
in man di rei carnefici!
- E i barbari siam noi! -
Parve in quel fero strazio
la luce a me rapita;
ma un soffioo in petto, un alito
mi rimanea di vita...
Sì, vivo ancor, o perfido;
paventa il mio furor!...
Le braccia tue riaprimi,
Alzira, io vivo ancor.
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