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from Act II of the Italian opera Orfeo ed Euridice by Christoph Willibald Gluck
Libretto: Ranieri Calzabigi

Role: Orfeo, son of the Muse of music, husband of Euridice
Voice Part: mezzo-soprano       Fach: lyric mezzo
Setting: The entrance to Hades
Synopsis: Orfeo tries once again to convince the Furies to let him into the World of the Dead by telling them that they can only understand his desire and his pain if they had experienced the loss of their love themselves.
Range: Tessitura:
C4 - C#/Db5F4 - C5
Translations/Aria Texts:
Libretto entered by Robert Glaubitz (added 1998-02-28)
Men tiranne, voi sareste, Orfeo's aria from Orfeo ed Euridice

Men tiranne, voi sareste,
Al mio pianto, al mio dolor,
Se provaste un momento,
Cosa sia languir d'amor!
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