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O voluttà del soglio - Cabaletta for "La luce langue"
from Act II, Scene 1 of the Italian opera Macbeth by Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto: Francesco Maria Piave

Role: Lady Macbeth, the wife of Macbeth
Voice Part: soprano       Fach: dramatic coloratura
Setting: A hall in Macbeth's castle, Scotland
Synopsis: Macbeth has murdered King Duncan. However,the prophecy that proclaims that he will become both Thane and King also predicts that Banco will be the father of kings. Determined not to let this happen, Macbeth finally decides halfheartedly to kill Banco as well. After he leaves, Lady Macbeth revels in the joy that the scepter of the royalty will soon be hers.
Range: Tessitura:
E4 - B5G#/Ab4 - G#/Ab5
Translations/Aria Texts:
Translation into English by Ugo Berardi (added 2000-01-05)
O voluttà del soglio!,  Lady Macbeth's aria from Macbeth

O voluttà del soglio! 		Ah! Voluptuousness of the throne!
O scettro, alfin sei mio.	Ah! Sceptre ! At last you are mine.
Ogni mortal desìo tace 		Every mortal desire is silent
E s'acqueta in te.		and appeased in you.
Cadrà fra poco esanime 		Soon he, who was named king,
Chi fu predetto Re.		will be killed.

Translation by Ugo Berardi (
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