Siroe, re di Persia: Gelido in ogni vena (Cosroe)

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Composer: Handel, George Frideric
Voice type(s): Baritone
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Act three aria of Cosroe from Handel’s Siroe, re di Persia, HWV 24. Includes preceding recitative and the vocal score in baroque pitch tuning (down a half step).

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Libretto (Italian)

Recitativo
Ove son! Che m’avvenne!
Pace non spero.
Ho nemici i vassalli,
ho la sorte nemica;
il Cielo istesso
astri non ha per me,
che sian felici; ed io sono il peggior de’ miei nemici.

Aria
Gelido, in ogni vena
scorrer mi sento il sangue:
l’ombra del figlio esangue
m’ingombra di terror.
E per maggior mia pena
veggio che fui crudele
a un’anima fedele,
a un innocente cor.

Translation (English)

Recitative
Where am I! What happened to me!
I hope not for peace.
The servants are my enemies,
I have a hostile fate;
the sky itself
has no stars for me
that are happy; and I am the worst of my enemies.

Air
Icy, in every vein
I feel the blood coursing:
the shadow of the lifeless son
encumbers me with terror.
And for my greater pain,
I see that I was cruel
to a faithful soul,
to an innocent heart.