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from Act II, Scene I of the Italian opera Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Libretto: Lorenzo da Ponte

Role: Don Giovanni, a profligate nobleman
Voice Part: baritone       Fach: dramatic baritone
Setting: The front of an inn
Synopsis: Masetto and his peasant friends meet up with Don Giovanni, who is disguised as Leporello. They are looking to capture Don Giovanni for seducing Zerlina. He offers to help them find himself and suggests that he and Masetto should search in one group and the rest of the peasants should go off in another group.
Range: Tessitura:
C3 - E4F3 - D4
Translations/Aria Texts:
Translation into English by G. Zema (added 1998-06-03)
Metà di voi qua vadano, Don Giovanni's aria from Don Giovanni

Metà di voi qua vadano,		Half of you go over there,
E gli altri vadan là!		And the other half over here.
E pian pianin lo cerchino,	Be quiet when you look for him,
Lontan non fia di qua!		For he can't be very far away.
Se un uom e una ragazza		If you should see a man and woman
Passeggian per la piazza,	Strolling through the square,
Se sotto a una finestra		Or beneath somebody's window,
Fare all'amor sentite,		You hear a couple making love,
Ferite pur, ferite,		Strike out with all your might,
II mio padron sarà. 		For it's bound to be my master!
In testa egli ha un cappello	He'll be wearing a special hat
Con candidi pennacchi,		With white plumes on his head;
Addosso un gran mantello,	A great, big cloak is on his back,
E spada al fianco egli ha.	And at his side he has a sword.
Andate, fate presto!		Go on now, you've got to act quickly!
Tu sol verrai con me.		I want you to come with me instead:
Noi far dobbiamo il resto,	We two can deal with the rest,
E già vedrai cos'è.		And you'll soon see what that means.
Translation by G. Zema (
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