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La clemenza! s'aggiunge lo scherno - Cabaletta to "Tu al cui sguardi onni possente"
from Act I, Scene 2 of the Italian opera I Due Foscari by Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto: Francesco Maria Piave

Role: Lucrezia Contarini, Jacopo's wife
Voice Part: soprano       Fach: spinto
Setting: A hall in the Foscari palace, Venice, 1457
Synopsis: After asking Pisana, her friend, if Jacopo has been sentenced to death, Lucrezia is told that her husband has instead been returned to his exile through the mercy of the Venetian Council of Ten. Angry at this sort of mercy that seems very unmerciful to her, Lucrezia's cabaletta is focused on her thoughts on the Council's sort of "mercy".
Range: Tessitura:
D4 - C6G4 - G5
Translations/Aria Texts:
Libretto entered by Robert Glaubitz (added 1997-04-17)
La clemenza!  S'aggiunge lo scherno!, Lucrezia's aria from I Due Foscari

La clemenza!  S'aggiunge lo scherno!
D'ingiustizia era poco il delitto?
Si condanna es'insulta l'afflitto
Di clemenza parlando e pietà?
O patrizj, tremate...l'Eterno
L'opre vostre dal cielo misura...
D'onta eterna, d'immensa sciagura
Egli giusto pagarvi saprà,
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