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Nell'argilla maledetta - Cabaletta for "O mio castel paterno"
from Act I, Scene 1 of the Italian opera I Masnadieri by Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto: Andrea Maffei

Role: Carlo, Massimiliano's son, Francesco's brother
Voice Part: tenor       Fach: spinto
Setting: the exterior of a tavern in Saxony, Germany, early 18th century
Synopsis: Carlo receives a letter from his brother Francesco warning him not to return home under threat of imprisonment. Rolla, Carlo's friend, suggests that he and the rest of Carlo's companions form a bandit company headed by Carlo. After disagreeing with this suggestion, Carlo accepts this idea and goes on to lead his companions in an oath of allegiance.
Range: Tessitura:
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Translations/Aria Texts:
Libretto entered by Stephen Parker (added 1997-04-29)
Nell'argilla maledetta, Carlo's aria from I Masnadieri

Nell'argilla maledetta 
l'ira mia que' ferri immerga! 
Vo'la strage alle mie terga, 
lo spavento innanzi a me. 
Furie voi della vendetta, 
meco avvolti in una sorte, 
qui dovete a questa forte 
mano mia giurare la fe'.
Sounds:
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Sheet Music/Scores:
Verdi, Giuseppe. Arias for Tenor. Published by Ricordi. Available at Amazon.com and Sheetmusicplus.com.
Recordings:
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