di Tobia Gorrio ; musica di A. Ponchielli. (Statement Of Responsibility). U.S. RISM Libretto Project. Legal notice–p. 2; printed price “Prezzo netto una lira”–front. Sheet Music – £ – Amilcare Ponchielli – La Gioconda (Libretto). Sheet Music – £ – Amilcare Ponchielli – La Gioconda Libretto (Italian/English).
Go along, serenade, Through the crystalline air, Go along, serenade, Over the enchanted waves.
What do you say? Shall infamy Be written on my name with impunity? She pulls her to the bank. He opens his mantle and jacket and shows on his jerkin the letters in silver: This article is about the opera by Amilcare Ponchielli. To another man, Sinful woman, your first sigh is directed Two sailors appear with a boat. Heaven can still save you!
Barnaba grabs Cieca by the hand and pushes her into a secret door. Its final note Fades away in the sky. She then pretends to welcome his arrival, but under cover of decking herself in her jewellery, seizes a dagger and stabs herself to death. In frustrated rage Barnaba tries to perpetrate one last act of evil, screaming at the lifeless body “Last night your mother offended me. Furthermore, Alvise’s men are rapidly approaching.
You – Boatswain – stow the cable in the hold – You – Master of the sails, fix to the bowsprit Of the brigantine the Dalmatian ensign That has protected us in many an ordeal, And onto the mainmast hang the lantern.
Pointing to the adjoining rooms There, let the gay party Keep on its whirling dances. A dagger should have pierced her breast.
How much he loves her! Drive away the demon, Holy Virgin! I told you once already that I cannot bear your enigmatic face.
La Gioconda (Libretto)
I love Gioconda who hates me … I swore to crush her heart. Come that I may see your face. We shall remember the victim Of this saintly sacrifice. It’s she who saved my life. Let us hear the song Of the Holy Vesper Kneeling on the ground. Look to the rudder!
Help me God to bear the surge Llbretto my joy! The bells of St. Laura enters wearing a rich ball dress. Laura and Enzo fall on their knees before Gioconda. There, nobleman of Venice, Be gracious host to your guests. The ballet was parodied in Walt Disney ‘s classic Fantasia.
Enzo comes in from the alley. Operas by Amilcare Ponchielli. Laura has been captured, and her vengeful husband insists she must die by poisoning herself effectively committing suicide and condemning herself to Hell. MEN To the piombi! All my triumph is shown me by your eyes. Supreme dream of mine! The oars are marking The chords on the waves. From her cruel sentence of grief Save my adored Laura and return her to me.
Laura disappears into the death chamber.
Amilcare Ponchielli – La Gioconda (Libretto)
Of love alone reason with me, It’s heaven, dearest, that you open for me. Fling open your maw of darkness, Even if blood should choke it!
Genoa was your birthplace Be silent and go. With my prayers added It will bring you luck. Oars to the starboard!