Mozart’s Don Giovanni wasn’t the most moral character; this aria details his many sexual conquests. Madamina, il catalogo è questo. Synopsis: After Donna Elvira confronts Don Giovanni, who had betrayed her, Leporello tells her that she should forget him, and then produces a book of the. Watch movie and read libretto and translation of Madamina il catalogo e questo, an aria for bass from the Italian opera Don Giovanni by Wolfgang Amadeus.

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Vita avventure e morte di Don Giovanni in Italian. V’han fra queste contadine, There are among these peasant girls, Cameriere, cittadine, Servants, townspeople, V’han contesse, baronesse, There are countesses, baronesses, Marchesine, principesse.

The aria’s two halves reverse the usual order of cavatina followed by cabaletta: Madamina il catalogo e questo Opera details: His greatest favourite Giovannj the young beginner. Rustic beauties, Marchionesses, Ev’ry grade his pow’r confesses.

Madamina, il catalogo è questo

This site uses cookies. Nella bionda egli ha l’usanza Di lodar la gentilezza, Nella bruna la costanza, Nella bianca la dolcezza.

The aria has two main thematic sections: Thanks for pointing that out. It is built upon, and then varying, the first fifteen bars.

Don Juan El estudiante de Salamanca After Donna Elvira confronts Don Giovanni, who had betrayed her, Leporello tells her that she should forget him, and then produces a book of the Don’s feminine conquests: Lintwhite tresses shew discreetness; When ’tis cold he likes her portly, In the summer, slim and courtly, Tall and haughty, ne’er she alarms him, If she’s tiny, no less she charms him.

He breaks this fast-paced rhythmic theme at the end of the first section when he begins to list the physical characteristics of the women using sustained half notes, which leads into the next section. Giovanno for this aria. Here are courtly dames and maidens, Young and handsome, old and plain.


Lettura del Don Giovanni di Mozart in Italian. You are commenting using your Twitter account. Is a maiden fair and slender, He will praise her for modest sweetness, Then the dark ones are so tender!

From France and from Spain there are more than I know: The little ones are always charming. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. It is sung by Don Giovanni’s servant Leporello to Elvira during act 1 of the opera. Leporelloservant of Don Giovanni Voice Part: By using this site, madamia agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Of every shape, of every age. He calls the tall ones majestic. Sheetmusic for this opera.

Dell’Italia, ed Alemagna ve ne ho scritte cento, e tante.

Problems playing this file? He juxtaposes two distinct types of women by their physicality—big and tiny.

V’han fra queste contadine, Cameriere, cittadine, V’han contesse, baronesse, Marchesine, principesse. Della Francia, e della Spagna ve ne sono non so quante: All composers Search composers Italian composers German composers Austrian composers French composers English composers American composers Russian composers. In winter he likes fat ones. In Gazzaniga’s opera, the aria in which Don Giovanni’s servant, Pasquariello, describes his master’s catalogue of lovers to Donna Elvira begins: He conjectures that the numberthe number of Spanish women seduced by Don Giovanni, might be a last remnant of the original legend about Don Giovanni or Don Juan ; moreover, the number being odd and somewhat arbitrary suggests in Kierkegaard’s opinion that the list is not complete and Don Giovanni is still expanding it.

MP3’s for this aria. Home – Search the Database – Search Results. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here A corresponding scene in which Don Giovanni’s servant expounds the catalogue of his master’s lovers was already present in several versions of Don Juan ‘s story, in opera, theatre and Commedia dell’arte: Mozart utilizes excellent word painting in this section.


Kierkegaard finds in this aria the true epic significance of the opera: E v’han donne d’ogni grado, And there are women of every class, D’ogni forma, d’ogni eta’. He seduces the old ones For the pleasure of adding to the list. In summer he likes thin ones.

Romanticism interpreted the obsession expressed in the catalogue as a longing for the absolute. V’han fra queste contadine, Cameriere, cittadine, V’han contesse, baronesse, Marchesane, principesse. In Italy, six hundred and forty; In Germany, two hundred and thirty-one; A hundred in France; in Turkey, ninety-one; But in Spain already one thousand and three. In other projects Wikimedia Commons.

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Retrieved from ” https: English Libretto or Translation: The theme of this last half of the aria is the descriptions maadmina the women Don Giovanni prefers and seeks.

Vuol d’inverno la grassotta, In the winter he wants the heavy ones, Vuol d’estate la magrotta; In the summer he wants the slim ones; E’ la grande maestosa, The big ones are majestic, La piccina gilvanni ognor vezzosa, the little ones are charming, Delle vecchie fa conquista He goes after the old ones Pel piacer di porle in lista; for the pleasure of putting them on the list; Sua passion predominante His overiding passion E’ la giovin principiante. Ripe duennas he engages, That their names may grace these pages, But what most he’s bent on winning, Is of youth the sweet beginning, Poor or wealthy, wan or healthy, Stately dame or modest beauty, He to win them makes his duty, And you know it, not in vain.