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Quel bronzo feral - Cabaletta to "Questa dunque è l'iniqua mercede"
from Act III, Scene 2 of the Italian opera I Due Foscari by Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto: Francesco Maria Piave

Role: Francesco Foscari, the Doge
Voice Part: baritone       Fach: dramatic baritone
Setting: A hall in the Foscari palace, Venice, 1457
Synopsis: After his son Jacopo has died, Francesco has been told by the Venetian Council of Ten that he should resign from his position as Doge because of his old age and recent losses. Giving over his ring and crown signifying his office, Francesco sings that he feels that he is already dying and, as the accompaniment to the cabaletta is ending, he collapses, crying out "My son...", and dies.
Range: Tessitura:
C#/Db3 - F4F3 - E4
Translations/Aria Texts:
Libretto entered by Robert Glaubitz (added 1997-04-17)
Quel bronzo ferale, Francesco's aria from I Due Foscari

Quel bronzo ferale che all'alma rimbomba
Mi schiude la tomba sfuggirla non so.
D'un odio infernale la vittima sono...
Più figli, più trono, più vita non ho!
Ah!  Morte è quel suono!!
Mio figlio!  Mio...
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