Wednesday, November 7, 2012

In uomini, in soldati – Cosi’ fan tutte

In men, in soldiers, you’re hoping for fidelity?
Don’t let anyone here you, for goodness’ sake!

They are all made of the same stuff,

Blowing leaves, fickle breezes

Have more constancy than men!

Lying tears, false looks

Deceptive voices, lying charms

These are their best qualities!

They love us for their own pleasure,

Then they despise us, they deny us affection,

It’s worthless asking for mercy from barbarians!

We should pay them back in the same way,

This evil, indiscreet race.

Let’s love them for comfort, for vanity!

Cecilia Bartoli as Despina in Mozart's Cosi fan tutte.

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