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from Act I 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 tomb of Euridice, Ancient Greece
Synopsis: Orfeo has been told by the God Amor that he can go down to Hades and bring back his wife as long as he does not look upon her face until they are back on earth. Overjoyed, he decides to stop his weeping and go immediately to his wife.
Range: Tessitura:
D4 - G5D4 - E5
Translations/Aria Texts:
Libretto entered by Robert Glaubitz (added 1998-02-28)
Addio, addio, o miei sospiri, Orfeo's aria from Orfeo ed Euridice

Addio, addio, o miei sospiri,
Han speme i miei desiri;
Per lei soffrir vo' tutto,
Ed ogni duolo sfidar.
Veder ben vogl'io l'inferno,
I figli d'Orco vincer,
Quei tutti  superar!
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