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Don Ottavio...Or sai chi l'onore - No. 10, Recitative and Aria
from Act I, Scene IV of the Italian opera Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Libretto: Lorenzo da Ponte

Role: Donna Anna, a noblewoman, Don Ottavio's fiancee, daughter of Commendatore Seville.
Voice Part: soprano       Fach: dramatic coloratura
Setting: The countryside near the palace of Don Giovanni
Synopsis: Having just met Don Giovanni and enlisted his help in finding her father's murderer, Donna Anna afterwards realizes that Don Giovanni was the one who killed him. She asks Don Ottavio to get revenge for her.
Range: Tessitura:
F4 - A5A4 - A5
Translations/Aria Texts:
Translation into English by Camila Argolo Freitas Batista (added 1997-11-04)
Or sai chi l'onore, Donna Anna's aria from Don Giovanni

Or sai chi l'onore	Now you know who sought
Rapire a me volse,	to steal my honor,
Chi fu il traditore	who was the betrayer
Che il padre mi tolse.	who killed my father:
Vendetta ti chiedo,	I ask you vengeance,
La chiede il tuo cor.	your heart asks it too.
Rammenta la piaga	Remember the wound
Del misero seno,	gaping in his poor breast,
Rimira di sangue	recall the earth
Coperto il terreno.	covered with his blood,
Se l'ira in te langue	if ever the wrath of a just fury
D'un giusto furor.	should weaken in you. 

Translation by Camila Argolo Freitas Batista (
Sheet Music/Scores:
The Ultimate Soprano Aria Album (Version 2.0). Published by CD Sheet Music. Available at and
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