Alessandro Scarlatti: “Cara tomba” opera Mitridate Eupatore (Act, IV, Scene 2) – Simone Kermes, Le Musiche Nove, Claudio Osele


“Cara tomba”
Simone Kermes
Le Musiche Nove under Claudio Osele from the opera Mitridate Eupatore (Act, IV, Scene 2) by Alessandro Scarlatti (1660-1725)
Libretto by Girolamo Frigimelica Roberti.
Aria for Laodice: “Cara tomba del mio diletto nel tuo sen dammi ricetto, deh sii tomba anche per me.
O deposito infelice! Se a te fui culla, e nutrice vuò morire anche con te.”
TRANSLATION:

 Dear tomb of my beloved, give me refuge within you, ah, be a tomb for me as well. O unhappy resting place! If I cradled and nursed you, I wish to die with you as well.
First performed in Venice on January 5, 1707. A failure at its premiere, Mitridate Eupatore is now considered Scarlatti’s finest opera.
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