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

Role: Giulio Cesare, emporer of Rome
Voice Part: contralto       Fach: contralto|dramatic baritone
Setting: palace of Tolomeo, Alexandria, Egypt, 48 B.C.
Synopsis: Tolomeo and Caesar meet in a banquet. When Tolomeo subtly threatens him, Caesar responds, saying that he will be on guard against any violence Tolomeo has planned.
Range: Tessitura:
C4 - D5D4 - D5
Translations/Aria Texts:
Libretto entered by Paolo Mattiazzi (added 1999-08-24)
Va tacito e nascosto, Cesare's aria from Giulio Cesare

Va tacito e nascosto,
quand'avido è di preda,
l'astuto cacciator.
E chi è mal far disposto,
non brama che si veda
l'inganno del suo cor.
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