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from Act III, Scene 3 of the Italian opera Giulio Cesare by George Frideric Handel
Libretto: Nicola Haym

Role: Cleopatra, Queen of Egypt
Voice Part: soprano       Fach: dramatic coloratura
Setting: Cleopatra's room, Alexandria, Egypt, 48 B.C.
Synopsis: Just before Cleopatra leaves to go to prison, Caesar breaks into her apartments and liberates her from the clutches of Cleopatra's wicked brother, Tolomeo. In jubilation, she anticipates the victory that is sure to follow.
Range: Tessitura:
D#/Eb4 - A5G#/Ab4 - G#/Ab5
Translations/Aria Texts:
Libretto entered by Paolo Mattiazzi (added 1999-08-24)
Da tempeste il legno infranto, Cleopatra's aria from Giulio Cesare

Da tempeste il legno infranto,
se poi salvo giunge in porto,
non sa più che desiar.
Così il cor tra pene e pianto,
or che trova il suo conforto,
torna l'anima a bear.
Sheet Music/Scores:
The Ultimate Soprano Aria Album (Version 2.0). Published by CD Sheet Music. Available at and
Anthology of Italian Opera - Soprano. Published by Ricordi. Available at and
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