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from Act III of the English opera Dido and Aeneas by Henry Purcell
Libretto: Nahum Tate

Role: The Sorceress, An evil sorceress
Voice Part: mezzo-soprano       Fach: dramatic mezzo
Setting: The Ancient Carthage docks
Synopsis: The sorceress tells of her plans to sink Aeneas's ship.
Range: Tessitura:
F4 - G5F4 - F5
Translations/Aria Texts:
Libretto entered by Robert Glaubitz (added 1999-11-04)
Our next motion, The sorceress's aria from Dido and Aeneas

Our next motion must be to storm her lover on the ocean,
Fron the ruin of others our pleasures we borrow,
Elissa bleeds tonight and Carthage flames tomorrow!
Translation into Italian by Ugo Berardi (added 1997-12-21)
Italian Translation of Our Next Motion, the Sorceress's aria
	from Dido and Aeneas

La nostra prossima mossa sia di far cogliere da  
              tempesta sull'oceano il suo amante,
dall'altrui rovina traiam i nostri piaaceri,
Elissa piange stanotte, Cartagine brucerà domani.

Translation by Ugo Berardi (
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