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from Part IV : The Broken Idol, Scene 2 of the Italian opera Nabucco by Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto: Temistocle Solera

Role: Fenema, one of Nabucco's daughters
Voice Part: mezzo-soprano
Setting: the Hanging Gardens of ancient Babylon
Synopsis: Before Fenema is to be killed by the priests of Baal, she is allowed one prayer which she expresses in this aria. She paints a vocal picture of heaven and God on his throne.
Range: Tessitura:
C4 - A5F4 - F5
Translations/Aria Texts:
Libretto entered by Robert Glaubitz (added 1997-04-24)
Oh dischiuso è il firmamento!, Fenema's aria from Nabucco

Oh dischiuso è il firmamento!
Al Signor lo spirto anela...
Ei m'arride, e cento e cento
Gaudi eterni a me disvela!
O splendor degl'astri, addio!
Me di luce irradia Iddio!
Già dal fral, che qui ne impiomba,
Fugge l'alma e vola al ciel!
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