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from Act III, Scene 2 of the Italian opera Orlando by George Frideric Handel
Libretto: Carlo Sigismondo Capece

Role: Zoroastro, a magician
Voice Part: bass       Fach: heavy bass
Setting: a cavern
Synopsis: Zoroastro tries to mend the circumstances that have caused Orlando to go insane. He declares that it is possible for Orlando's sorrow to one day become his greatest joy.
Range: Tessitura:
G2 - D#/Eb4D#/Eb3 - D#/Eb4
Translations/Aria Texts:
Translation into English by Ugo Berardi (added 1999-12-17)
Sorge infausta una procella, Zoroastro's aria from Orlando

Sorge infausta una procella       An inauspicious tempest rises
che oscurar fa il cielo e il mare and darkens the sky and the sea
sorge fausta poi la stella        after this good star rises
che ogni cor ne fà goder.         and makes each heart happy.
Può talor il forte errare         Sometimes the hero can err
ma risorto dall'errore            but, after the mistake,
quel che pria gli dié dolore      he feels a great joy
cusa immenso il suo piacer.       for what was before his great sorrow.

Translation by Ugo Berardi (
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