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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 stands at the entrance to Hades in his quest to free his wife from death's grip, but the Furies prevent him from entering the world of the dead. Orfeo asks them to take pity on him and his sadness and let him save his wife.
Range: Tessitura:
A#/Bb3 - G5D#/Eb4 - D#/Eb5
Translations/Aria Texts:
Libretto entered by Robert Glaubitz (added 1998-02-28)
Deh placatevi con me, Orfeo's aria from Orfeo ed Euridice

Deh placatevi con me!
Furie, larve, ombre sdegnose,
Vi renda almen pietose
Il mio barbaro dolor!
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