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from Act II of the Italian opera Idomeneo by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Libretto: Gianbattista Varesco

Role: Idomeneo, King of Crete
Voice Part: tenor       Fach: lyric tenor|spinto
Setting: Idomeneo's apartments
Synopsis: Even though he is no longer on the sea, Idomeneo still feels as if he is in as much danger as if he was on the sea. He wonders if he is as close to disaster as when he was shipwrecked.
Range: Tessitura:
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Translations/Aria Texts:
Libretto entered by Camila Argolo Freitas Batista (added 1998-02-16)
Fuor del mar, Idomeneo's aria from Idomeneo

Fuor del mar ho un mar in seno,
Che del primo è più funesto.
E Nettuno ancor in questo
Mai non cessa minacciar.

Fiero Nume! dimmi almeno:
Se al naufragio è sì vicino
Il mio cor, qual rio destino
Or gli vieta il naufragar?

Sheet Music/Scores:
The Ultimate Tenor Aria Album (Version 2.0). Published by CD Sheet Music. Available at and
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