I this instant must depart. Libretto:Don Giovanni LEPORELLO Don Giovanni or The Rake Punished ('Tis my master! these eyes betray me, Cast: Or to fly he has at heart) DON GIOVANNI (baritone) IL COMMENDATORE (bass) DONNA ANNA DONNA ANNA (soprano) Help, oh heav'n! will none befriend me? DON OTTAVIO (tenor) DONNA ELVIRA (sopran) DON GIOVANNI LEPORELLO (bass) May the furies all attend thee! ZERLINA (soprano) MASETTO (bass) DONNA ANNA Help assistance! CHORUS peasants, servants DON GIOVANNI Hush, or tremble! ACT ONE Silence, speak not 'bove thy breath! Thou shalt rue thy mad resistance! Overture DONNA ANNA SCENE I Heaven come to my assistance, A garden, night. I'll pursue thee unto death. Leporello, in a cloak, discovered watching before the house of Donna Anna; then Donna Seeing the Commandant approach, she runs Anna and Don Giovanni; afterwards the into the house Commandant LEPORELLO Nr. 1 - Introduction ('Tis my master makes resistance, I will list to what he saith) LEPORELLO Rest I've none by night or day, COMMANDANT Scanty fare and doubtful pay, Miscreant, unhand her, Ev'ry whim I must fulfil; Draw, and defend thee! Take my place whoever will! I myself will go acourting, DON GIOVANNI I the gentleman will play, Fly, or I warn thee, But with him no more I'll stay, To death I'll send thee. No, no, but with him no more I'll stay Gaily he within is sporting, COMMANDANT I must keep off all intrusion, Caitiff, and coward, For his lordship needs seclusion. Thus wouldst thou fly? Hark, I think, I hear him coming, I'll keep safe out of his way. LEPORELLO Hides himself How can I safely from hither fly? DONNA ANNA DON GIOVANNI holding Don Giovanni firmly by the arm Beware my anger, fly! I will know unless thou slay me, Die he must! Vile intruder who thou art. They fight. DON GIOVANNI The Commandant falls mortally wounded. Trying to conceal his features Stay me not, fair maid I pray thee, COMMANDANT Help, assistance, all is ended! Oh, to die alone unfriended, Don Octavio, Donna Anna and servants with Vile assassin, thou'st undone me, torches Heav'n protect and guard my child! DONNA ANNA He dies Ah! My father's in danger, Let us haste to his aid! DON GIOVANNI Rash old man, I have undone thee! DON OCTAVIO In the pangs of death thou'rt lying! I will defend him with this sword, Mine's the deed, there's no denying. With my lifeblood! Why to fight was I beguil'd? But where is the assassin? LEPORELLO DONNA ANNA Thou wilt rue this woeful error, 'Twas here I left him. Deed of darkness, deed of terror. seeing the corpse Why to stay was I beguil'd. What is this I behold? He will rue this woeful error. Can I believe my senses, Ah, me unhappy! DON GIOVANNI My father, oh, my father, look upon me! Leporello, where are you? DON OCTAVIO LEPORELLO Oh, terror! I'm here, to my misfortune, and you, Sir? DONNA ANNA DON GIOVANNI Ah, by th'assassin art thou undone! I'm here. Thou art wounded, blood is flowing, this pallor! LEPORELLO Silent and pale, thou heedest not my crying! Who's dead, th'old man, or you Sir? I cannot hear him breathe! Cold as marble! Oh, my father, best of fathers, DON GIOVANNI Oh, help me, I die. O, most stupid of questions, he surely. DON OCTAVIO LEPORELLO Assist me, friends, oh, leave us not, Well done, the intention was pretty, Give me aid - bring some water, Seduce the daughter, and then dispatch the Oh, bring it quickly, father! Donn'Anna! Dearest, oh, hear me! Her grief extreme hath cruelly overwhelm'd DON GIOVANNI her. He insisted on fighting. DONNA ANNA LEPORELLO Ah! And Donn'Anna, did she insist too? DON OCTAVIO She awakens. DON GIOVANNI Newly revives her sorrow. Silence. I'll not be vex'd, away now, Unless you too on something insist. DONNA ANNA Oh, my father! LEPORELLO Pray, excuse me, from comments I desist. DON OCTAVIO Oh, hasten, and bear away ere she perceive it Exeunt. This memorial of terror, look up, my dearest, Oh, turn to me! I'm near thee! SCENE II Nr. 2 - Duetto A street; early morning. Don Giovanni and Leporello DONNA ANNA despairingly DON GIOVANNI Cruel, why art thou near me? Well, speak what would you tell me? Say it Leave me alone to perish! quickly. Since he I most did cherish Is lost for evermore! LEPORELLO Sir, what I'd say's DON OCTAVIO A very serious matter. Listen to me, oh, listen, Turn but thy eyes upon me, DON GIOVANNI I know thou'll not disown me, It seems so. Who love thee evermore. LEPORELLO DONNA ANNA Of serious consequence. 'Tis thou forgive, oh dearest, Of all now left me the nearest, DON GIOVANNI My father I would see! All the better, come, out with it. DON OCTAVIO LEPORELLO Your father, � Hush, oh, dearest, First promise that this time you'll not punish me. Breathe not the word thou fearest, Thou'st husband and father in me. DON GIOVANNI I promise on my honour, DONNA ANNA That is, provided the Commandant's not Ah, my father, mentioned. my father I would see! LEPORELLO DON OCTAVIO No one listens? Hush, oh dearest, Breathe not the word thou fearest, DON GIOVANNI Thou'st husband and father in me. Of course not. DONNA ANNA LEPORELLO Ah, if thou canst, avenge him, No one's approaching? Swear it by heav'n above. DON GIOVANNI DON OCTAVIO Stuff! I swear it, By heav'n I will avenge him, LEPORELLO I swear it by our love! Then I can speak out freely, Safe from your anger? DONNA ANNA and DON OCTAVIO Oh, vow of wratch and terror! DON GIOVANNI Oh, night of dread lamenting! Yes. Oh, when will heav'n relenting, Grant us for hope a ray. LEPORELLO Then at once I'll begin: Exeunt Well, my much valued master, The life that you are leading, is that of a rascal. Nr. 3 - Aria DON GIOVANNI Fool, how dare you? This shall teach you. DONNA ELVIRA Where shall I find a token, LEPORELLO To guide my steps to thee? Think what you promis'd! My heart is nearly broken, The world is dark to me, DON GIOVANNI Ah! If he stood before me. Such promisses I keep not, Fiercely his vows I'd spurn, Silence, or I'll... The love that once he bore me, Can never more return! LEPORELLO Say no more, I will not breathe a whisper. DON GIOVANNI Look yonder, 'tis a damsel DON GIOVANNI Who's by her swain forsaken! Then I restore my favour, something I'll tell you: DONNA ELVIRA Why think you I am here? The love that once he bore me, Can nevermore return! LEPORELLO I think of nothing. DON GIOVANNI But, as it's just now daylight, Ah, poor girl, her grief becomes her! What so likely as some new love-adventure? You must name her, and I'll record her duly. DONNA ELVIRA Can nevermore return, DON GIOVANNI No, can nevermore return! The great recorder, see! Now let me tell you: DON GIOVANNI I am in love with the most charming creature, I think I'll go and try just to console her. She returns my devotion, I saw her, I address'd her, LEPORELLO She is to meet me in the arbour to-night; No doubt, like many others, you'll cajole her. Hush! There's odour, th'aroma sweet of woman-kind... DON GIOVANNI Fair Senora! LEPORELLO (I call that a refin'd sense of smelling!) DONNA ELVIRA That voice! DON GIOVANNI She's handsome at this distance. DON GIOVANNI She? Oh, confusion! LEPORELLO (What an eyesight, gracious!) LEPORELLO How charming! Donna Elvira. DON GIOVANNI Let us watch this fair lady, DONNA ELVIRA Step aside here with me. Don Giovanni! You here? Falsest of men! Monster of baseness! LEPORELLO (On fire already!) LEPORELLO (Now compliments are passing! Donna Elvira (in a travelling dress), Don Waste of words, she by this time ought to Giovanni, and Leporello know him) DON GIOVANNI LEPORELLO Elvira dear, I pray you, aside to Don Giovanni Restrain that voice impetuous! Whatever shall I tell her? Now listen, and I will tell you all. DON GIOVANNI DONNA ELVIRA Yes, yes, keep nothing from her. What can you say that will excuse your falsehood? Don Giovanni escapes First you besought me secretly to receive you, With vows of fondness, oaths of devotion, DONNA ELVIRA Love eternal profession. Proceed, what is it? I believed that you loved me, In your honour confiding LEPORELLO When your wife you declared me; Well, Madam, it is certain ... This world we Then on a sudden, live in... Casting off ev'ry tie of earth and heaven I mean to say, perhaps, that is, I mean, That our hearts had united, You cannot square a circle... After three days from Burgos you departed; I forsaken, distracted, DONNA ELVIRA Was left a prey to remorse and bitter weeping, Heartless villain! For I, alas, had learnt to love you dearly. Dare you thus to insult my just resentment? Turning as if to Don Giovanni LEPORELLO And you, oh, heav'n! He basely has fled! (She says it off like a lesson) Oh, wretched me! Whither? Was it that way? DON GIOVANNI LEPORELLO For my departure I had important reasons. Come, be thankful he's left you; to Leporello Waste not your anger, he's not worth a regret. You know them? DONNA ELVIRA LEPORELLO But by his falsehood I'm deceived, I know them. Oh, such important reasons! I'm betray'd. DONNA ELVIRA LEPORELLO What other reasons Pray, Madam, be comforted, Than your constant heart, For you are not, nor have been, and neither That will follow ev'ry fancy, will be, But heav'n has led me hither Or the first, or the last of them. That I might warn you to stay your wild Look here now, see this not too small volume, carreer of folly. 'Tis almost full of the names, of his fair ones; Town and village, distant countries, yes, DON GIOVANNI foreign nations, Come, come, you'll not let me exculpate Can witness bear to his infatuations. myself. (This woman will soon drive me mad). Nr. 4 - Aria Since you, alas, will not believe me, Then let this honest fellow tell you. LEPORELLO Pretty lady, here's a list I would show you, LEPORELLO Of the fair ones my master has courted, (Honest, truly) Here you'll find them all duly assorted, In my writing, will't please you to look, DON GIOVANNI Here is Italy, six hundred and forty, Go, tell her plainly. France is down for five hundred and twenty, Only two hundred the Rhineland supplied him, And joy turn to mourning, But mark the climax, Spain has already one When your youth's giddy visions decay. thousand and three, Here are Countesses in plenty. CHORUS Waitingmaids, nineteen or twenty. Ah! Let us carol and dance and be gay, Rustic beauties, Marchionesses, La, la, re, la, la, la, la, re, la. Ev'ry grade his pow'r confesses. Here are courtly dames and maidens, ZERLINA AND MASETTO Young and handsome, old and plain. Ever happy with thee, oh, my treasure, Is a maiden fair and slender, All our days are contentment and pleasure, He will praise her for modest sweetness, Let us carol and dance and be gay. Then the dark ones are so tender! Lintwhite tresses shew discreetness; When 'tis cold he likes her portly, Don Giovanni, Leporello and the others In the summer, slim and courtly, Tall and haughty, ne'er she alarms him, DON GIOVANNI If she's tiny, no less she charms him. But softly, see there, in holiday attire, Ripe duennas he engages, What pretty faces! That their names may grace these pages, But what most he's bent on winning, LEPORELLO Is of youth the sweet beginning, (Amongst so many, I, 'pon my faith, Poor or wealthy, wan or healthy, May find something for myself). Stately dame or modest beauty, He to win them makes his duty, DON GIOVANNI And you know it, not in vain. Friends, I bid you good morning, I am glad to see you so lighthearted, Exit Pray, continue your singing and your dancing. This surely is a wedding SCENE III ZERLINA 'Tis indeed, Sir, and 'tis I am the bride. Nr. 5 - Chorus DON GIOVANNI Zerlina, Masetto, and chorus of villagers, Much joy I wish you. The bridegroom? dancing and singing MASETTO ZERLINA I, at your service Let's enjoy, while the season invites us, 'Tis not long that its pleasure will stay, DON GIOVANNI While the fair dream of youth yet delights us, Oh, charming, at my service; While youth yet delights us, 'Pon my life, that's the word of a true gallant. To her swain let no maiden say nay. To her swain let no maiden say nay! LEPORELLO (Quite like a model husband). CHORUS Ah! To her swain let no maiden say nay, ZERLINA La, la, re, la, la, la, la, re, la. Yes, my Masetto is always so good natured. MASETTO DON GIOVANNI Oh, yes swains and young lasses take warning, Just like myself, then; we are good friends Ye lasses take warning, already. Lest your true love ye trifle away, away in How shall I call you? play, And the season of joy turn to mourning, ZERLINA Zerlina. ZERLINA Go, and fear nothing, DON GIOVANNI In a gentleman's hands you can leave me. And you are... MASETTO MASETTO And why must I? Masetto. ZERLINA DON GIOVANNI Yes, you must do whatever you are bid. My very dear Masetto, My sweetest of Zerlinas! MASETTO From this hour you are under my protection. Not I, confound it! to Leporello, who is amongst the peasant girls Leporello! Rascal, what are you doing? DON GIOVANNI Come, come, no more disputing; LEPORELLO At once you go, for if you breathe a word I I too, my worthy master, shall resent it. To these charmers am off 'ring my protection. touching his sword Masetto mine, beware, or you'll repent it! DON GIOVANNI These friends of mine you'll conduct straight Nr. 6 - Aria to my palace, There with refreshments you will provide MASETTO them, Oh of course, Sir, I perceive, I perceive, With wine, ices, and sweet meats; At your wish I'm deaf and dumb, Let them all take their pleasure, I will humbly take my leave, Let them roam in the garden, Ne'er to common sense succumb. Shew them the pictures, the furniture, No, no, no, nevermore. And above all, let your care be to please my You're a gentleman, I know, friend Masetto, That to doubt were wrong indeed, You perceive me? Vulgar loves you can't allow, gentle wishes to impede. LEPORELLO aside to Zerlina I perceive you. Now come. By the Powers, I will shun thee, Oh, thou flirt, thou hast undone me, MASETTO to Leporello, who wants to lead him off Your lordship! Yes, directly. to Zerlina DON GIOVANNI Stay behind here! Well, what now? 'Tis not what I thought to find here! Always trust a noble's honour, MASETTO This should be the vassal's creed. My Zerlina cannot stay without me. Exit with Leporello. LEPORELLO What, not if here instead of you stays his Zerlina and Don Giovanni. lordship? You may be sure that he will escort her DON GIOVANNI bravely. At last we have dispatch'd him, Zerlinetta to leave the booby liked not; DON GIOVANNI Did I manage it well, my pretty daisy? Oh yes, Zerlina shall be my special care, Now go, she is in a gentleman's hands. ZERLINA My lord, he's my affianc'd. Give me thy hand, oh fairest, DON GIOVANNI Whisper a gentle 'Yes', Who? that clown? Come, if for me thou carest, Think you a man of feeling, With joy my life to bless. A well-born Cavalier, such ev'n as I am, Tamely can see such sweet and dainty ZERLINA freshness, I would, and yet I would not, Such delicate perfections, I dare not give assent, All thrown away upon a senseless rustic? Alas! I know I should not... Too late, I may repent. ZERLINA But, my Lord, DON GIOVANNI I have promis'd to marry him to-morrow. Come, dearest, let me guide thee. DON GIOVANNI ZERLINA Who could help breaking such a promise? Masetto sure will chide me! You were not intended by nature for a peasant; A brighter fortune is in store DON GIOVANNI For those balmy cheeks of roses, Danger shall ne'er come nigh thee! Where sly Cupid reposes, That snowy brow where not a shadow lowers ZERLINA That pretty mouth of coral, that breathes o Ah � that I could deny thee! flowers. ZERLINA and DON GIOVANNI ZERLINA With thee, with thee, my treasure, Ah, but I would not... This life is nought but pleasure, My heart is fondly thine. DON GIOVANNI What is't you would not? Exeunt, arm in arm. ZERLINA Donna Elvira and the formers. I would not in my love be deceiv'd. I know how seldom you great lords DONNA ELVIRA With us simple country maidens court with Leave her, thou vile seducer! loyal intention. By heav'n I'm sent, thy perfidy to witness; And to prevent thee DON GIOVANNI From deluding this poor girl's inexperience That's a vile slander, a malicious invention; With thy treacherous language. With noble birth, noble manners Go always hand in hand; ZERLINA I'll shew you an example; I wonder says she truly! This very instant I will make you my wife. DON GIOVANNI ZERLINA Cupid, inspire me! You? softly to Elvira Can you chide, dear Elvira, DON GIOVANNI A little harmless pastime? I, for certain: Come to my quiet dwelling, Oh, come, my fairest angel, DONNA ELVIRA There I will wed thee. aloud Harmless pastime? Indeed, Sir! Nr. 7 - Duettino Harmless pastime! Deceitful man I know too much of your pastime. DON GIOVANNI DONNA ANNA ZERLINA We are in trouble, But, my lord, please to tell me, And have need of your friendship. Has she the right to say this? DON GIOVANNI DON GIOVANNI (This time I'm out of danger) softly to Zerlina Pray, command me, She's so infatuated! All I can do, friends and vassals, But I must treat her kindly, My right hand, my possessions, my sword... She cannot bear from my side to be parted, Nay, life itself I give to your service: Unfortunately I am too tenderhearted. But why, fairest Donn'Anna, why thus for ever mourning? Nr. 8 - Aria Who has dar'd to invade the tranquil peace of that heart, DONNA ELVIRA With grief insidious? The traitor means deceit! His flatt'ry heed thou not, Donna Elvira and the others While yet there's time, retreat, Or woe befall thee. DONNA ELVIRA From wrong unjust and cruel, entering From long remorse and tears, Ah, do we meet again? Monster perfidious! From wasted lonely years I would recall thee. Nr. 9 - Quartetto Exit, leading off Zerlina. DONNA ELVIRA Oh, ere thou trust in him, beware, Don Giovanni, then Don Octavio and Donna His heart is cold as stone, Anna. Know that his vows are writ in air, I their deceit have known. DON GIOVANNI It seems as if the very imp of mischief, DONNA ANNA and DON OCTAVIO This day were bent on thwarting all my Heaven! A noble lady this! pleasures; She sorely seems distraught! Nothing goes as I wish it. Her warning voice, her mien of woe, By bitter grief were taught! DON OCTAVIO Now dearest, weep no more, look to the DON GIOVANNI future; Poor girl, she's quite demented, Let us speak but of vengeance. Ah! Don I sorely do lament it! Giovanni! The fit may be prevented If she's by me besought. DON GIOVANNI (Here comes the final blow!) DONNA ELVIRA The traitor, oh, believe him not! DONNA ANNA I pray you, friends, stay near me! Good, Sir, this meeting is opportune: I know your courage, have you a heart that can DON GIOVANNI feel compassion? Poor thing, she's quite demented! DON GIOVANNI DONNA ANNA and DON OCTAVIO (Now I wonder if that same friend Can I believe in aught? Has set her on to track me) Sure some cause there must be for this What a question! And why? raving... None can tell, none can tell what befell thee, None can tell what this grief on thee brought. Makes me quite of thee ashamed. DONNA ELVIRA DONNA ELVIRA I'll pursue thee, for vengeance craving. to Don Giovanni Who will tell thee, Villain, darest thou to blame me? Who'll tell what befell me! Through the world I will pursue thee, Who this grief, who this grief on me brought. As a traitor I'll proclaim thee, For by thee I am defam'd! DON OCTAVIO aside DONNA ANNA and DON OCTAVIO Is she injur'd or deceiving, aside, observing Don Giovanni Ere we part from here, I'd know! Is he threat'ning? Is he pleading? Why those loud and angry whispers? DONNA ANNA These are signs not hard in reading, aside That her griefs by him were fram'd! Great her sorrow, past relieving, But no madness doth she shew. DON GIOVANNI Hush, be silent! DON GIOVANNI Thou'lt a rabble gather round us! While they scan me, unbelieving, Hush, and stay thy silly raving, From their presence I'll not go. Thy behaving makes me quite of thee ashamed! DONNA ELVIRA Friends, his wiles are past conceiving, Exit Donna Elvira Falsehood he will ne'er forego. Ah, poor afflicted creature! DON OCTAVIO She needs a friend to watch o'er her steps; to Don Giovanni I go, that no evil may befall her. Is this madness? Then forgive me, dear lady, if I quit you, Till your summons demand me, DON GIOVANNI Now and ever, devoted, your servant, To my great sorrow! command me! DONNA ANNA Exit. to Donna Elvira I'd befriend thee... Don Octavio and Donna Anna. DONNA ELVIRA Nr. 10 - Recitative and Aria Oh, heed my prayer! Vile betrayer! DONNA ANNA DON GIOVANNI Don Octavio, oh help me! Quite demented! DON OCTAVIO DONNA ELVIRA What disturbs thee? Vile betrayer! DONNA ANNA DONNA ANNA and DON OCTAVIO I cannot comprehend it yet! Soon, me thinks the truth we'll know. DON OCTAVIO DON GIOVANNI My dearest, say, what hath happen'd? to Donna Elvira Hush, be still, DONNA ANNA Thy silly raving will a rabble gather round us, Oh, heaven! Oh, heaven! Thy unwomanly behaving That was the murderer of my dear Father! DON OCTAVIO DON OCTAVIO What say'st thou? Oh, joy! That sav'd thee! DONNA ANNA DONNA ANNA No longer can I doubt - his words at parting - Aloud then I clamour'd for assistance, His soft and honey'd voice - all bring before Call'd on the household, he sought to fly, me, But boldly I pursued him into the street, Past the chance of a doubt, That we might trace him, The vile intruder, who dar'd into my chamber. (Becoming of my assailant assailer,) 'Twas there that my father straight-way DON OCTAVIO challeng'd him, Heav'n, is't possible, And the villain, by whose strength he was That 'neath the sacred mantle of long easily overpower'd, friendship... Stay'd not his guilty madness, gave him the But proceed, the whole, oh, tell me, deathblow. Of this dark adventure. The wretch now thou knowest, DONNA ANNA Who sought my betraying, Shadows of midnight all around me were And vengeance thou owest gathered; My father's, my father's foul slaying. In my own quiet chamber For justice I sue thee; Sitting alone, I ask of thy troth, I ask of thy troth. By misadventure and dreaming, Remember when wounded, When all at once there came in, wrapp'd in a His lifeblood was flowing, mantle, Unsolaced, unshriven, A man, whom for the moment I had taken for He heard not, he heard not my crying, thee. My heart will be riven, But soon I had discovered If thou break thy oath. How great was my error! Exit DON OCTAVIO Horror, continue! DON OCTAVIO alone DONNA ANNA I can scarely believe it, Silent he drew near me, That of crimes so degrading a noble can be And my hand would caress, guilty! Quick I withdrew it, and then he seized me... I Closely I will pursue him, struggled; Till the truth is discovered, No one was near, one hand upon my mouth he Ev'ry emotion, my allegiance to the dear one placed, Whom my faith I have plighted, My screaming to stifle, with the other he Bids me avenge her wrongs and see her press'd me righted. Close in his grasp - I scarcely could resist him. Nr. 10 a - Aria DON OCTAVIO Miscreant! And then? On her, my treasure, all joy dependeth, Life hath no pleasure, but that she sendeth, DONNA ANNA Sorrows that grieve her, torture my heart, At last my dread, E'en when she sigheth, my sighs awaken, My horror of the bastardly ruffian lent strength And joy it dieth, by her forsaken; Unwonted for the moment, Oh, worst of torments, from her to part! I struggled with tortuous writhings fearfully, With an effort I flung him from me. Exit. Leporello alone, then Don Giovanni. LEPORELLO Bravo! Now guess who was with her? LEPORELLO I'll stay with him no longer, DON GIOVANNI I will not have this madman for a master! Why, Elvira! See, there he comes, look at him, So cool, just as if nothing e'er had happened. LEPORELLO Just, so, and speaking of you... DON GIOVANNI Well, how are matters going, my Leporello? DON GIOVANNI As of a wretch hanging were too good for. LEPORELLO Much worse they scarcely could be, my gay LEPORELLO young master. Shrewdly guess'd, nothing could be better. DON GIOVANNI DON GIOVANNI Worse say'st thou? How can that be? What said you to her raving? LEPORELLO LEPORELLO To your palace I took all those peasants, Nothing. According to your orders. DON GIOVANNI DON GIOVANNI She scolded? Bravo! LEPORELLO LEPORELLO Yes, that she did. By dint of persuasion, much flatt'ry and some lying, DON GIOVANNI Which your shining example well has taught And you? me, I for a while detain'd them... LEPORELLO When it appear'd DON GIOVANNI As if the storm were subsiding, Bravo! From the house I gently led her conversing, And there I left her, lock'd fast the door, LEPORELLO Put the key into my pocket, Then I had some trouble to quiet that Masetto, Outside she may pursue her lamentations. No easy task to soothe his jealous anger. DON GIOVANNI DON GIOVANNI Leporello, thou'rt a genius! Bravo! Nothing could be better. 'Twas managed to perfection. Soon I will finish what so well you've begun. LEPORELLO But now these country-girls with their gay Well, there I feasted them, the wine was sports invite me, flowing freely, We will return to them. I'll now delight me. They regal'd themselves nobly, Some were singing, some were dancing, Nr. 11 - Aria Some did nothing but drink; All on a sudden, can you guess who burst in DON GIOVANNI on us? For a carousal, Where all is madness DON GIOVANNI Where all is gladness, Zerlina! Do thou prepare. Maids are pretty, Both your faith and my honour forgetting, Dames that are witty, You rush on to your ruin! Oh, it is too much, All to my castle If I did not contain myself I'd strike you. Bid them repair. I'll have no discipline, ZERLINA Folly shall rule it, But it was not my fault; Some minuetting, If for the moment his flattery pleased me, Each one shall fool it How could I help it? Some a fandango, Now, think of him no longer, So they are fair, There was no harm, his words I scarcely Some minuetting, answered. So they are fair! Say, you believe me, ungrateful! Come here, Then in the gloaming, strike me then, Pensively roaming, I'll bear it all, kill me if you think my fault so Some pretty damsel with me will stray... heinous, Beauties in plenty my list adorning, And then, my own Masetto, peace be between Will, ere the morning, us. Not say me nay, none say me nay. Nr. 12 - Aria Exeunt. Canst thou see me, unforgiven, Here in sorrow stand and languish? SCENE IV Oh, Masetto, end my anguish, A garden. Two closed doors in the wall. Come, and let's be friends again. Two alcoves. Oh, believe I sore repent it, Zerlina, Masetto, chorus of peasants, But I did not understand. scattered here and there, sitting or lying on Come, no longer then resent it, banks of turf. Give me kindly thy dear hand, Ah, confess it, thou no longer, canst withstand ZERLINA me. Masetto, hear me speak, I say, Masetto... Peace and joy once more shall bless us, While united and delighted MASETTO All our days shall sweetly glide. Let me alone! MASETTO ZERLINA 'Tis no use my resting, little witch, you've And why? cajol'd me! When a woman's determined, MASETTO Who can stay her? And why, you ask me? Faithless girl! No longer I'll bear your caprices, DON GIOVANNI Since no longer you love me. Soon will the guests assemble, let all be ready. ZERLINA ZERLINA No, no, you are mistaken, Ah, Masetto, hark, 'tis his lordship, Oh, how can you behave with such How his voice makes me tremble! unkindness? MASETTO MASETTO Why should it, pray? How so? And have you the face to make excuses? ZERLINA A stranger leads you on, He comes. For him you leave me on the eve of our marriage, MASETTO I do not mind him. Come, let all be mirth and gladness! Deeply quaff the draught of pleasure! ZERLINA Let your revels have no measure, Oh, for a corner We will turn the night to day, To hide myself from him! to the servants Those who are for pirouetting, MASETTO Give them music in the ballroom, Why do you tremble? Those whose turn is for coquetting, Why do you thus change countenance? In the garden let them stray, gaily pass the Ah, I see it, there is something between you, time away. And you dread I should know it, Flirt that you are, your terrors plainly shew it. CHORUS Come, let all be mirth and gladness! Nr. 13 - Finale Deeply quaff the draught of pleasure! Our delights shall have no measure, MASETTO We will turn the night to day. Quickly, quickly, I'll outwit him, In some nook I'll creep and watch him. Exeunt of servants and peasants. None will see me, I will watch him, Here in safety I can wait. Don Giovanni, Zerlina and Masetto hidden in alcove. ZERLINA Softly, softly, why this hiding? ZERLINA Oh, dear Masetto, do not grieve me, trying to hide herself Think that if my lord perceive thee, In this arbour I will hide me, Sure his anger will be great. None my presence here perceiving. MASETTO DON GIOVANNI Let him say whate'er he pleases. Sweet Zerlina, I'm beside thee. To escape a lover's glance will ne'er succeed! ZERLINA (All he wishes straight he seizes). detains her MASETTO ZERLINA Why, speak out, what art thou fearing? Ah, my lord, I'm greatly frighten'd! ZERLINA DON GIOVANNI Do not bawl so in my hearing... Oh, how fair! With colour heighten'd! MASETTO ZERLINA sotto voce If thou'rt kind, I pray thee, leave me. If she would blind me, And my anger shall be subdued. DON GIOVANNI Hides in an alcove All my heart's thine own, believe me, To yon arbour let me guide thee, ZERLINA There a tender tale I'll plead. sotto voce He doth use me - most unkindly, ZERLINA He's to-day in surly mood. Ah, how would Masetto chide me, If thy flatt'ries I should heed, he would chide. Enter Don Giovanni with four gaily dressed servants. Don Giovanni goes towards the alcove, sees Masetto, and stands petrified. DON GiOVANNI DON GIOVANNI DON GIOVANNI Masetto? Hoping they may not know us, Ask will they please ascend! MASETTO Yes, Masetto! DONNA ANNA, DONNA ELVIRA and DON OCTAVIO DON GIOVANNI That voice, and manner, surely So surly? Wherefore, pray? 'Tis he whom we are seeking! Zerlina here, is sighing. Because the hours are flying. LEPORELLO And thou from her away. 'St, 'st, ye gentle maskers, stay, 'st, 'st. MASETTO DONNA ANNA and DONNA ELVIRA ironically to Don Octavio Your kindness would... I might repay! What would he ask us? DON GIOVANNI DON OCTAVIO Come, think of no unkindness, What is your pleasure? Where music gay invites us, We'll frolic, dance and play. LEPORELLO My master sends t'invite you ZERLINA and MASETTO An hour with him to spend. He means us no unkindness, Where music gay invites us, DON OCTAVIO Come let us haste away. Thanks, we accept with pleasure, His courteous invitation. Exeunt. LEPORELLO Enter Don Octavio, Donna Anna, and Donna Without premeditation, Flvira, masked, then Don Straightway they condescend. Giovanni and Leporello. Goes in and shuts the window. DONNA ELVIRA We come in night and darkness, DONNA ANNA and DON OCTAVIO By just resentment guided, Thou Pow'r above be near us, To heav'n we have confided Our hopes on thee depend! Our trust, our trust this woe to end. DONNA ELVIRA DON OCTAVIO Thou wilt avenge, and hear us. His daring crimes resenting, To me thou'lt justice send! Her grevious wrongs lamenting, Allay thy fears, oh, dearest, Exeunt. Thy cause I will defend. DONNA ANNA SCENE V My heart with hope thou cheerest, A brilliantly lighted ballroom. Our path is full of danger, Don Giovanni is handing some young girls to I tremble for thee, oh, dearest, seats. And thee, oh, gentle friend! Leporello is amongst the men; a dance is just over. LEPORELLO Zerlina, Masetto. Sir, see those charming maskers, Here standing just below us! DON GIOVANNI Pretty maidens, now rest from your dancing. Enter Don Octavio, Donna Anna and Donna LEPORELLO Elvira, masked. Cooling drinks ye all want to refresh ye. LEPORELLO DON GIOVANNI and LEPORELLO Ye, maskers fair, to greet you. If I lose now your presence entrancing, My master is advancing. You must promise me soon to return. DON GIOVANNI DON GIOVANNI Come nearer I entreat you, Here some coffee! Welcome I say to all! LEPORELLO DONNA ANNA, DONNA ELVIRA and Chocolate. DON OCTAVIO We thank your kindly greeting, DON GIOVANNI We join your festive ball. Here, some ice! DON GIOVANNI MASETTO I pray you, enter, come nearer, Oh, Zerlina, be prudent! Welcome, welcome I say to all. Now play another measure! LEPORELLO to Leporello Confectionaries! Go thou and place the dancers! ZERLINA and MASETTO LEPORELLO aside Quite joyous they appear not. There's too much of this giddy careening, You will see that to grief it will turn. DONNA ELVIRA to Donna Anna DON GIOVANNI That is the peasant maiden. caressingly Ever charming, my pretty Zerlina! DONNA ANNA I tremble! ZERLINA You're so kind. DON OCTAVIO Courage, fear not. MASETTO enraged DON GIOVANNI How the flirt is coquetting! She's beyond recall! LEPORELLO LEPORELLO and MASETTO amongst the girls, imitating his master What says he? She's beyond recall? Always lovely, my fine Alphonsina! DON GIOVANNI MASETTO to Leporello That my cane to thy back I were setting! Just keep away Masetto. to Zerlina ZERLINA Ne'er such a charming partner, (That Masetto will get into trouble, Zerlina, Zerlina, did I see! All my plans he is sure to o'erturn) begins to dance with Zerlina DON GIOVANNI and LEPORELLO That Masetto will get into trouble, LEPORELLO How to punish this rustic I burn. to Masetto Come, let us dance a bit together, Come, man, I say you shall. DONNA ANNA, DONNA ELVIRA and DON OCTAVIO MASETTO She is there, No, no, I will not bear it! Oh let us haste to extricate her! LEPORELLO ZERLINA Come dance, all eyes are on thee! Oh, thou traitor! Ah, away from me! DONNA ANNA DONNA ANNA, DONNA ELVIRA, DON My terror hath undone me! OCTAVIO and MASETTO We are near, thou art protected! DONNA ELVIRA and DON OCTAVIO Be firm, thy wrongs recall. DON GIOVANNI comes out holding Leporello by the arm, he DON GIOVANNI pretends as though he would stab him, but Dearest, a grace concede me, let me lead thee. does not take his sword out of the scabbard. Here's the scoundrel! Just detected! leads Zerlina off against her will Now receive thy just reward, Thy just reward! Wretch, thou diest! ZERLINA Ah, whither dost thou lead me? LEPORELLO Oh, pray, have done, Sir! Leporello forces Masetto to dance with him. DON GIOVANNI MASETTO Churl, thou liest! Let me go! Let go! - Zerlina! DON OCTAVIO LEPORELLO taking out a pistol This fellow will undo us! Get you gone, Sir! Exit hastily. DONNA ELVIRA, DONNA ANNA and DON OCTAVIO DONNA ANNA, DONNA ELVIRA and unmasking DON OCTAVIO Falsehood here will not avail thee! His guilty course fulfilling, Thou thyself art now ensnared, yes, ensnared. He rushes on his fall! DON GIOVANNI ZERLINA Donna Elvira? from within Help, oh, help me, friends, oh haste ye! DONNA ELVIRA Shame upon thee. DONNA ANNA, DONNA ELVIRA and DON OCTAVIO DON GIOVANNI Not another moment waste we! Don Ottavio! Musician: exeunt DON OCTAVIO Shame upon thee! MASETTO Oh, Zerlina! DON GIOVANNI to Donna Anna ZERLINA On my honour... her voice is heard at the other side Oh, thou traitor! DONNA ANNA Shame upon thee! DON GIOVANNI ZERLINA AND MASETTO Thou foolish fellow, 'twas all in fun. Shame upon thee, nought can now thy fate retard. LEPORELLO Such fun I like not, no, I thank you, DONNA ANNA, DONNA ELVIRA, DON With me you've done! OCTAVIO, ZERLINA and MASETTO Tremble, tremble, vile betrayer, Tries to go, Don Giovanni detains him. To the world we will proclaim thee, As a villain men will name thee, DON GIOVANNI Be evermore abhorr'd! Leporello! Fear the wrath of heav'n offended, Fear its thunders o'er thee breaking, LEPORELLO That thy reckless course o'ertaking, I hear, sir. On thy guilty head will fall. DON GIOVANNI DON GIOVANNI and LEPORELLO gives him money Not my (his) custom 'tis to tremble Come here, this will make peace between us. sotto voce What a storm on me (him) has broken, LEPORELLO I (He) no longer can dissemble, What, sir? 'Tis a scrape, upon my word. But my (his) courage ne'er forsook me, (him) DON GIOVANNI And I'll (He) face the matter boldly, Four gold pieces. All their threats shall not withhold me, (him) Tho' a sign from heav'n should fall. LEPORELLO Oh, now listen, This is the last time I'll take such compensation, ACT TWO You'll find yourself mistaken, If you think to soothe a man of my mettle SCENE I Like those poor women, by coin and empty A street phrases. Nr. 14 - Duetto DON GIOVANNI There's enough on that score! DON GIOVANNI Say, are You ready now to do me a small I'll not believe thee, what e'er thou say! service? LEPORELLO LEPORELLO I would not grieve ye, but I'll not stay! So you give up the women. DON GIOVANNI DON GIOVANNI Do I illuse thee? Give up the women! Mad man, They're my first necessity of life, LEPORELLO More than the bread that feeds me, Pray, sir, excuse me! Or the air I am breathing. DON GIOVANNI LEPORELLO My wrath I'll stifle, say, what has chill'd thee? Is't your intention they shall all be deceiv'd thus? LEPORELLO Oh, a mere trifle, you've nearly kill'd me. DON GIOVANNI For love I do it. Who to one is devoted, To the rest must be faithless; DONNA ELVIRA Mine is a heart Oh hush, sad heart, from grieving. Of such infinite affection, Thy days of joy are over, There is not one I love not; The traitor with wiles deceiving, And yet the women, dear unreas'ning Hath broke my heart in twain. creatures, My happy disposition call deceiving. LEPORELLO Softly, 'tis Donna Elvira, LEPORELLO Per change, you might regain her. Indeed I cannot follow such a huge disposition For deeds of kindness, DON GIOVANNI But what is your small service? Thou here a while detain her, I'll soon come back again. DON GIOVANNI stands behind Leporello Listen! Say, have you seen the pretty damsel Elvira, hear my sighing! Of Donna Elvira? DONNA ELVIRA LEPORELLO Ah, is it thou, ungrateful? Not I. DON GIOVANNI DON GIOVANNI 'Tis I, and fondly relying, It is your loss then not to see what is My love thou'lt not disdain. charming, My sober Leporello, DONNA ELVIRA With her this instant I would fain try my Strangely his words affect me. fortune, Love, oh, do thou direct me! And it has struck me, as evening is upon us, 'tWould make the jest both new and more LEPORELLO diverting, She must be of the maddest, If I put on thy cloak in this adventure. In him to trust again. LEPORELLO DON GIOVANNI I can see no occasion Oh come in beauty beaming, For this strange masquerading. Oh come, through starlight gleaming, My tender love requiting, DON GIOVANNI Oh, come, o'er this heart to reign! Alas, a gentleman is apt To be suspected by people of her station. DONNA ELVIRA takes off his cloak Oh, ne'er can I believe again! Give it me, make haste! DON GIOVANNI LEPORELLO Ah, do believe! Oh, Sir, for sev'ral reasons... LEPORELLO DON GIOVANNI to Don Giovanni Delay me not! Delays in love are treasons! I cannot keep from laughing! They exchange cloaks. DON GIOVANNI Donna Elvira (at the window). I conjure thee! Don Giovanni, Leporello. It gradually becomes dark. DONNA ELVIRA For this my heart has panted, Nr. 15 - Terzetto Shall I refuse or grant it? By some enchantment spell-bound, Quite fled is my disdain. DONNA ELVIRA Once more we meet then. disappears from the window DON GIOVANNI DON GIOVANNI (I'll stay awhile and watch) She thinks I have recanted. Poor girl she's quite enchanted. LEPORELLO To trick a thousand others, (Confound it!) I feel quite in the vein. DONNA ELVIRA LEPORELLO Say, oh dare I believe that my devotion Great is the pow'r of lying! At length touch'd thy heart? Truly the trick is clever, And now repentant, my dearly lov'd Giovanni, No great endeavour, now needs it, To me returning, once more to joy restores Her silly heart to gain. me? DON GIOVANNI LEPORELLO in great spirits Yes, my treasure. Well, am I not in luck? DONNA ELVIRA LEPORELLO Ah, faithless! I'll not tell thee all the misery, You may be lucky, but you've a heart of The sighs and the tears marble. That thou hast cost me! DON GIOVANNI LEPORELLO Come, come, you're growing prosy! I, lovely creature? Now learn your part, sir; When she makes her appearance, DONNA ELVIRA Run to her and embrace her, Who else? Do not spare your caresses, Emulate well your master; LEPORELLO Next you must find a pretext Oh, poor darling. 'Twas too bad to do so. That calls you both off to some distance. DONNA ELVIRA LEPORELLO You'll leave me, nevermore? But supposing.... LEPORELLO DON GIOVANNI No, pretty creature! That is settled then. DONNA ELVIRA LEPORELLO And you are mine for ever? And should she recognize me? LEPORELLO DON GIOVANNI Ever! If she should recognize you, you're a block- head. DONNA ELVIRA Silence, she's coming, now, attention. How dear you are! He runs off to the side, leaving Leporello LEPORELLO alone. How very dear! (This part is not unpleasant) Donna Elvira enters from the house, she advances to meet Leporello, Don Giovanni DONNA ELVIRA watches their movements from the side. My belov'd one. Oh, come, my fair, descend, I entreat thee! LEPORELLO Death shall my torments end, if death thee Oh yes, my dear. pleases. DONNA ELVIRA Don Giovanni; afterwards Masetto, armed How I love thee, thou knowest. with gun and pistol, and some armed villagers. LEPORELLO I love you dreadfully. DON GIOVANNI There's some one at the window, is 't my DON GIOVANNI charmer? 'st, st... (It seems the rascal's warming) MASETTO DONNA ELVIRA Come on and fear not; You'll never more deceive me? I have a notion that we may find him here. LEPORELLO DON GIOVANNI Never, never. (There's some one speaking) DONNA ELVIRA MASETTO Then swear it me. Hush, what was that? It seemed as if I heard some one whisper. LEPORELLO By this white hand I swear it, DON GIOVANNI Which, if you please, I'll kiss, dear, (As I live, that's Masetto!) By those bright eyes. MASETTO DON GIOVANNI Who goes there? No one answers, pretends to waylay them Boldly now, gun to shoulder! Ih, eh, ah, ah; surrender! Who goes there? DONNA ELVIRA and LEPORELLO DON GIOVANNI escapes with Leporello There are sev'ral, I must be cautious. O, heaven! imitating the voice of Leporello Good comrades DON GIOVANNI That beginning's not bad. Sure that's Masetto? Ih, eh, ih, eh, ah, ah! Now fortune help me to persuade her, all's MASETTO quiet. in a rage This, I think, is the window; I'll serenade her. You're not far out there, and you? Nr. 16 - Canzonetta DON GIOVANNI From out thy casement glancing, oh, smile Why, don't you know me? upon me, The servant am I of Don Giovanni. With sighs of hapless love I sing this ditty. Thy bosom I would move, thou hast undone MASETTO me, Leporello, servant of that dishonorable Oh, grant the pray'r of love, and shew some villain? pity! DON GIOVANNI Than roses art thou fairer, than honey sweeter, Alas, of that same rascal. Balmier 'tis when thou sighest than western breezes, MASETTO Say: that man lost to all honour; I'll cut him into pieces. Ah, then you just can tell me where we may find him; DON GIOVANNI These friends and I are seeking him to kill Shew your weapons. him. MASETTO DON GIOVANNI They're good ones very pleasant hands musket and pistol to Don Giovanni You've a good head, Masetto! Look here, I have a musket, I'll do my best to help you, Besides there is this pistol. And play a trick upon my graceless master; I have a plan will help to take him faster. DON GIOVANNI Besides these? Nr. 17 - Aria MASETTO DON GIOVANNI I thought that they're quite sufficient... Go half to left, and half to right, The road to pioneer, DON GIOVANNI And by the way look every where, beats him with the flat of his sword He can't be far from here, They're quite sufficient, we'll try them? If any you catch straying, There's something for your pistol, Some youth and maid delaying, There's something for your musket. Or 'neath a window sighing, An am'rous ditty plying, MASETTO Then strike him well and spare not Oh, my poor head is broken. My master then is near. Upon his hat a feather, DON GIOVANNI A cloak his form concealing. Hush, or you're dead, man! He bears in ev'ry weather, Here's for your promis'd killing, Ne'er knew he doubt or fear. Know, ere you cut in pieces, Haste away, as I've directed. You spiteful bragging knave, Fortune's Exit villagers caprices! Thou, friend, abide with me, Somewhat I have relected, Exit. The end you soon shall see. Masetto. Then Zerlina. goes off, holding Masetto MASETTO Don Giovanni, Masetto. crying out Oh, oh , my head is broken, DON GIOVANNI Oh, oh, my backbone, my shoulder. Softly, first let us listen, that no one's coming. So you're resolv'd on killing him? ZERLINA with a lantern MASETTO Did I hear some speaking? Determin'd. I thought it was Masetto! DON GIOVANNI MASETTO 'Twould do, if with a blow you were to stun Oh, dear Zerlina, him, Zerlina dearest, come help me! Or to give him a hiding. ZERLINA MASETTO What has happen'd? No, no, I'll surely kill him, MASETTO All guard and cherish it: The villain, the base assassin Gold cannot buy it, Has left no bone unbroken. Say, wilt thou try it Soft 'tis, and warm. ZERLINA Has thy wit flown, Oh, dear, what can I do! Who? Hear, how it throbs within, lays his hand on her heart MASETTO 'Tis all thine own, Leporello, or else some friend, that looked Ah, 'tis thine only, exactly like him. Exit with Masetto. ZERLINA The wretch! Did I not tell you that your jealous SCENE II And most unruly temper would surely bring A dark courtyard, with three doors, before the you house of Donna Anna. Ere long into some trouble? Where does it hurt you? LEPORELLO Lights ev'rywhere surround us, MASETTO Some are coming this way, we'll stand aside Here. here, Where they will not perceive us. ZERLINA Besides, where? DONNA ELVIRA My ador'd one, and why should they not see MASETTO us? Here and also here. LEPORELLO ZERLINA Oh, for reasons, certain precautions... Is nothing else the matter? Just let me see, I think they are retreating. How shall I fly, and she not perceive me? MASETTO My dear, wait here a moment. Yes, there's something with this foot, Leporello goes further away And this elbow, I cannot bend it. DONNA ELVIRA ZERLINA Ah, do not leave me! Come, come; if that's the worst, there's no great harm done. Nr. 19 - Sestetto Come with me home to supper, And give your faithful promise, you'll DONNA ELVIRA nevermore be jealous; All around so dark and lonely, Those bruises can be cured, where love is O'er my heart a fear is stealing, zealous. Such a tremor, past all concealing, As if death itself were near. Nr. 18 - Aria LEPORELLO Come, shall I tell thee, groping his way How what befell thee, Deuce is in it, where's the doorway? Soon can be cured These confounded walls on every side By my potent charm? surround it! No garden grows it, Softly, softly, I have found it... Though it aboundeth, misses it again Like furnace glows it, Stars be thanked, the coast is clear! Yet none 'twill harm, Enter Don Octavio and Donna Anna in mistaken! mourning. Oh, how you scare me! But, oh for pity's sake ... for pity's sake... DON OCTAVIO Oh, kill me not. Cease from grieving, oh, belov'd one, Think thy father sees from heaven, DONNA ANNA, DONNA ELVIRA, DON How sore for him thy heart is riven, OCTAVIO, ZERLINA and MASETTO Let a smile at last appear. What! Leporello? My eyes deceive me! Who would believe me? This is some plot. DONNA ANNA Ah, believe, I know thy kindness, LEPORELLO But I cannot cease lamenting, Fear and doubting quite distract me, Ev'ry effort, ev'ry effort, but augmenting All my head is in confusion, Grief for him I hold so dear, I hold so dear. Would indeed 'twere a delusion, And I safely from this spot. DONNA ELVIRA unseen by the others DONNA ANNA, DONNA ELVIRA, Oh, my husband, I have lost thee! ZERLINA, DON OCTAVIO and MASETTO Fear and doubting quite distract me, LEPORELLO All my head is in confusion, by the door, unseen by the others 'Tis a vision, a vile delusion! Not for words, I'd have her find me. Be this masking, be this masking ne'er forgot! DONNA ELVIRA and LEPORELLO Exit Donna Anna with servants. Sure the door must be behind me. Ha! The door, escape is near. ZERLINA It was you, then, who with your cruel blows, as he is going out, Zerlina and Masetto enter. This very night, nearly kill'd my poor Masetto! Zerlina, Masetto and the others. DONNA ELVIRA ZERLINA and MASETTO It was you, heartless ribald, who beguil'd me, Wretch, now we hold thee, whither art going? Who led me forth as though 'twere Don Giovanni! DONNA ANNA and DON OCTAVIO Nought now can save thee, why art thou here? DON OCTAVIO Why dost thou wear those garments? DONNA ANNA, DON OCTAVIO, Thou must be here for some unlawful ZERLINA and MASETTO purpose! Ah, thou perfidious one! Death here we swear thee! DONNA ELVIRA 'Tis I who will chastise him. DONNA ELVIRA Oh, heav'n forbear ye! He is my husband dear! ZERLINA So will I. DONNA ANNA, DON OCTAVIO, ZERLINA and MASETTO DON OCTAVIO 'Tis Donna Elvira! She for him pleading? No, no, 'tis I. Her wrongs all unheeding? No, no, no, he dics! MASETTO How this viper to crush, we all will try. LEPORELLO as though in tears Nr. 20 - Aria Good friends, oh, spare me! You are quite LEPORELLO Yet grieve not those who part. Ah, be not so hard upon me, Tell her, to see her righted, Give me leave, good friends, to speak! Ne'er will I cease pursuing, Wrongs like yours surely had undone me. My sword and faith I've plighted. But, believe me, I am not he you seek. Nought my resolve shall thwart. I will tell you how my master, did from bad to worse descend. Exeunt. Donna Elvira, do you tell them, By what arts he gains his end; Nr. 21 b - Recitative and Aria As for thee, I've not a notion what befell thee; As this lady here can tell thee, DONNA ELVIRA For I met her, with him philand'ring, In what abysses of error, into what dangers, Well I knew how all would end; Thy reckless path pursuing, And to your lordship, I will admit it, Have guilt and folly brought thee! I've acted wrongly, not as befitted... The wrath of heaven will surely overwhelm I know I've trespas'd, I ask your pardon, thee, Lost in the darkness, I entered the garden, It is swift to destroy. Not thought t'offend. 'Twas a blunder; The lightning flash of retribution impendeth, Greatly I wonder, how all was known! It will soon be upon thee! Masters, I would now with speed be gone. Eternal ruin at last will be thy doom. Wretched Elvira! Making for the door and runs out. What a tempest within thee, thy heart divideth! Donna Elvira, Zerline, Don Octavio and Ah, wherefore is this longing? These pangs of Masetto. sorrow? DONNA ELVIRA Cruel heart, thou hast betray'd me, Hold, thou shalt not escape me! Grief unending upon me he cast. Pity yet lingers, I'll not upbraid thee, MASETTO Ne'er can I forget the past, the happy past. He flies like any feather... When my wrongs arise before me, Thoughts of vengeance stir my bosom, ZERLINA But the love that at first he bore me, And how neatly, he evaded our question. Binds my heart to him at last. Exit. DON OCTAVIO Friends, this confirms me, and the crimes we have witnessed SCENE III We no further can doubt, An enclosed churchyard, several equestrian That Don Giovanni was the villain murd'rer of statues, statue of the Commandant. Donna Anna's father. Do me the favour here awhile yet to stay with Don Giovanni and Leporello. her. I will go now, and seek the law's assistance. DON GIOVANNI The day of reck'ning is at hand, oh, thou leaps over the wall, laughing traitor, Ha, ha, ha, ha! Most amusing, And thy doom is assured, or sooner or later. They will not seek me here. What splendid moonlight! Nr. 21 - Aria 'Tis as light as in daytime; This is just such a night as suits for the chase DON OCTAVIO of pretty damsels. To my beloved, o hasten, What time is't? Ah, not yet two o'clock in the To comfort, to comfort her sad heart. morning; Sweet are the tears that chasten, I wish now I knew how the droll encounter ended She seem'd uncertain, something tender I Between that poor Elvira and Leporello. whisper'd, Let me hope he was prudent! And she mistook me, Guess for whom? LEPORELLO 'Faith I think he's determin'd on my ruin. LEPORELLO I can't think. DON GIOVANNI I hear him. Well, Leporello? DON GIOVANNI For Leporello. LEPORELLO Some one call'd me? LEPORELLO For me? DON GIOVANNI Don't you yet know my voice? DON GIOVANNI For you. LEPORELLO I don't know it at all, sir. LEPORELLO How pleasant! DON GIOVANNI What has happen'd? DON GIOVANNI By the hand, LEPORELLO Then 'twas her turn to seize me. On your account I have almost been murdered. LEPORELLO DON GIOVANNI Better and better. Indeed? How very lucky, 'twas an honour for you. DON GIOVANNI She caress'd me, embraced me, LEPORELLO 'Oh, my dear Leporello! Leporello, my Pray, keep such honours. darling!' At once it struck me, DON GIOVANNI She was one of your sweethearts. How now? I spoke in fun. Come let me tell you a pleasant thing. LEPORELLO Curses be on you! LEPORELLO Whatever brings you here? DON GIOVANNI I did not undeceive her, but after a good while DON GIOVANNI she knew me, Come down and I will tell you, Took fright, at her shrieking people came, I got into some trouble, I shot by them, nimbly and swiftly, Ev'rything has gone wrong since last I saw Espied this wall, and leap'd in safety over. you, That we'll leave for the present; LEPORELLO One bit of scandal I must tell you at once. And you dare tell me this As if it were a good story? LEPORELLO Some new flirtation. DON GIOVANNI And why not? DON GIOVANNI You're out there. As I was walking, LEPORELLO I espied a fair damsel with the gait of a Juno; What if she were my wife, Of course I followed, I tried to take her hand, Then would you laugh, Sir? You are mad! What is that, oh, do you see DON GIOVANNI him? laughs loudly What a terrible light in his eyes! All the louder. He sees us. He can hear us! Oh, what if he would speak! THE STATUE Your jest will turn to woe, ere it is morning. DON GIOVANNI Be quick, obey! Or I will kill you, DON GIOVANNI And in this churchyard lay you. Who was speaking? LEPORELLO LEPORELLO Oh, unfortunate me! I must obey you. Oh, some soul tormented, From the land of spirits, Nr. 22 - Duetto Pays homage to your merits. LEPORELLO DON GIOVANNI Oh, thou most noble monument, puts his hand to his sword, looks about among Our Commandant resembling, the tombs and strikes at some of the statues Oh, sir, see how I'm trembling, Silence, rascal. Who goes there? I cannot further go. THE STATUE DON GIOVANNI Misguided, perverted, Proceed at once, or I'll spear thee, Anger not the departed! I'll kill thee at a blow. His cowardice diverts me. LEPORELLO How can one tremble so? As I told you! LEPORELLO DON GIOVANNI He's madder now than ever. It must be some one If I could only go. Hiding by yon wall laughing at us. to the statue Say, can that hideous structure be the Oh, thou most noble monument, Commandant's statue? I speak with fear and wonder, That inscription I'd like to hear. Master, look! Oh, look yonder, See how his eyeballs glow, see how his LEPORELLO eyeballs glow. Excuse me, my eyesight is indiff'rent bad, I cannot read by moonlight. DON GIOVANNI Die then. DON GIOVANNI Read, I tell you. LEPORELLO No, no, oh, wait a moment! LEPORELLO My master here invites thee, reads Not I, great sir, it frights me, ŤI here await the vengeance To sup with him this night. Decreed by Heaven upon a base assassinť. - the statue nods its head You hear it? I tremble! Ah, ah, ah, I'm not inventing, He nods, he nods consenting! DON GIOVANNI An exquisite buffoonery! DON GIOVANNI Tell the old man Thou fool, what's there to scare thee? I ask him to sup with me this evening. LEPORELLO LEPORELLO Oh, master, oh look yourself and spare me! Brighter days are before thee, say to-morrow DON GIOVANNI Thou wilt bless my affection, What is this wondrous sight? Let thy hand be the pledge. LEPORELLO DONNA ANNA See, with his head of marble, Ah, no, how can'st thou speak of joy when I'm imitates the statue weeping? He nods, just so, just so. DON OCTAVIO DON GIOVANNI Ah then, since faithful love or pray'rs cannot See, with his head of marble, move thee, He nods just so. Too well I see that thou dost not love me! to the statue Give answer, if thou hear'st me, Nr. 23 - Recitative and Aria Wilt come to supper? DONNA ANNA THE STATUE Not love thee? Ah, ne'er believe it! Yea! Could I accept, while my tears yet freshly flow, LEPORELLO The blest fulfilment of my heart's dearest Now we are ruin'd truly, wishes? He takes it all so coolly, I cannot, I dare not, ah, nor seek to persuade Oh, let us go, oh master, my limbs I cannot me, steady, Till my grief is assuaged, To run away is best, oh, come, to run away is All my heart is thine own, of that be certain. best. Tell me not, oh, thou belov'd one, DON GIOVANNI That thou'rt constant to me in vain, Ah, strange adventure truly, That I love thee, ah well thou know'st it, He hath accepted duly, That I'll ever thine remain, Come let us go, make ready, Stay, oh stay thy fond misgiving, To meet this stony guest. Doubt me not, oh I conjure thee; Love and hope do both, do both assure me, Exeunt. That kind heaven yet will smile, will smile again. SCENE IV Exit. A darkened chamber Donna Anna and Don Octavio. SCENE V A lighted hall. The table prepared for a DON OCTAVIO banquet. Yes, all now reassures us; The hand of justice will soon arrest his course Don Giovanni, Leporello. Some musicians. Of guilt and folly, and we shall be aveng'd. Nr. 24 - Finale DONNA ANNA My father, I've lost him! DON GIOVANNI Ah, I see the table's ready, DON OCTAVIO Play a gay and festive measure. What is decreed by heaven Costly is my cup of'pleasure; We must patiently bear, And I'll drain it to the end. Oh, rouse thee, my dearest, from the sad Leporello, serve the supper. recollection; LEPORELLO All is ready to command. LEPORELLO Musicians begin to play on the stage, Don with his mouth full Giovanni eating Yes, sir, coming! Bravi! ŤCosa rara!ť DON GIOVANNI DON GIOVANNI Well, speak out, man, what art thou Is this music to thy liking? mumbling? LEPORELLO LEPORELLO I must own I have heard some things more I beseech you, stay from grumbling, striking. I've a cold that will not mend. DON GIOVANNI DON GIOVANNI Here's a dish to be commended! I expect thee to amuse me. LEPORELLO LEPORELLO aside Sir, I can't. Would this meal were safely ended! While I watch his giant mouthfuls, DON GIOVANNI I his courage comprehend. Why not? DON GIOVANNI LEPORELLO aside Excuse me! When such viands dainty invite While he watches ev'ry mouthful, me, Who on me is to attend? Wonder not if I partake, wonder not if l Wine here! partake. LEPORELLO DON GIOVANNI Ready! It is clear thou must partake, it is clear thou Long life to ŤI litigantiť! must partake. DON GIOVANNI Donna Elvira and the others. Fill my goblet! Leporello pours wine. DONNA ELVIRA Choice aroma, goodly vintage! rushing in distractedly Love bids me venture, Leporello changes Don Giovanni's plate. One more endeavour, Ere we forever LEPORELLO Asunder fly. aside Though you may scorn me, I'll devour this piece of pheasant, I'll not resent, Softly, softly, while I downwards bend. I come to warn thee! DON GIOVANNI DON GIOVANNI and LEPORELLO None to serve me, this is pleasant, rising Rascal, say, wilt thou attend? Pray, why? LEPORELLO DONNA ELVIRA That's a song I have heard but too often. kneeling With love I've ended DON GIOVANNI Joy long hath left me, without looking at him Lone and unfriended Leporello! I long to die. Good wine, and plenty, DON GIOVANNI To these are praises due, You quite surprise me. To these alone! Your wish reveal then! If you must kneel then, Donna Elvira returns and rushes out at the Why, so must I - opposite side. kneels DONNA ELVIRA DONNA ELVIRA Ah! Cruel deride me not, For thee I'm sueing! DON GIOVANNI and LEPORELLO A scream, what can have happen'd? LEPORELLO Her wrongs are all forgot, DON GIOVANNI For him she's sueing! Go and see, go and see, what is the matter. DON GIOVANNI LEPORELLO Come, sweet one, chide me not! goes, and when off the stage cries out He gets up and raises her. Ah! Nay, sweet one, chide me not with affected tenderness DON GIOVANNI Why wilt thou cry? What ever means this clatter? Leporello art thou mad? DONNA ELVIRA Thy life amend thou! LEPORELLO Oh, good Sir! For heav'n sake, DON GIOVANNI Not a step do that way take, Bravo! Leporello returns dismayed, and shuts the door DONNA ELVIRA White and stony, he's behind me, Misguided one! Oh good master, I'm fainting, don't mind me, If you saw his marble features, DON GIOVANNI If you heard him nearer draw, This fooling end now Ta, ta, ta, ta. seats himself again at the table, and begins to eat DON GIOVANNI When thou hast supped well, I believe thou art demented. No more thou'lt sigh! One could scare thee with a straw! DONNA ELVIRA Knocking heard at the door. Wretch, I abandon thee, More and more hateful, LEPORELLO Ever detested be, Hark! He's coming! Thee I disown! DON GIOVANNI Exit. Some one's knocking Open. LEPORELLO If he relents not LEPORELLO To see her grieving, trembling His heart deceiving's hard as stone! I dare not! DON GIOVANNI DON GIOVANNI Maidens both fair and young, Go this instant! LEPORELLO DON GIOVANNI Ah! Speak then, tell me, of fear know I nought. DON GIOVANNI THE COMMANDANT Coward, if I would be enlightened, Thou didst thyself invite me, I must go myself and see, I'll go and see. For that I must requite thee, Then answer me, then answer me, takes a light and goes to open the door As my guest, when shall I claim thee? LEPORELLO LEPORELLO Oh, to death I sure am frightened, standing far off, trembling Here I'll hide where none can see. Say no, say no; He is engag'd, excuse him. Leporello hides under the table. DON GIOVANNI The Commandant and the others. Of fear none shall accuse me, To none will I succumb! THE COMMANDANT Don Giovanni! Be thee invited, THE COMMANDANT Here behold me, as thou'st directed. Determine! DON GIOVANNI DON GIOVANNI Truly I did not expect it, I have determined... But anew I'll sup with thee, Leporello, serve the table, THE COMMANDANT For my guest another cover! Thou'lt come, then? LEPORELLO LEPORELLO puts his head out from under the table Say that you can't, that you can't. Sir, be still, say no more! DON GIOVANNI DON GIOVANNI My heart is firm within me, Go, directly! I have no fear, I'll come. Leporello rises as if to obey. THE COMMANDANT Give me thy hand in token! THE COMMANDANT No need of that, DON GIOVANNI Earthly food he no longer desireth, Take it then. Ah, me! Who of heavenly food hath partaken, Cast away from thee now all such trifling, THE COMMANDANT Heed the sentence I hither have brought. What is't? LEPORELLO DON GIOVANNI Sure a fit of the ague hath seiz'd me, What deadly chill is this! Of all motion bereft, I'm distraught! THE COMMANDANT DON GIOVANNI Turn thee, ere heav'n hath doom'd thee, Well, what would'st thou? Well, I listen. There's time yet for repentance. THE COMMANDANT DON GIOVANNI Silence, and mark me, this hour thou hast vainly tries to free himself sought. For me there's no repentance, Vanish thou from my sight! What sounds, what sights of terror, Oh, I shall die, oh, I shall die of fright! THE COMMANDANT Dread then, the wrath eternal. The flames increase and engulph Don Giovanni. DON GIOVANNI Away, thou spectre infernal! SCENE VI THE COMMANDANT Donna Elvira, Donna Anna, Leporello, Yes, repent! Zerlina, Don Octavio and Masetto. DON GIOVANNI DONNA ELVIRA, DONNA ANNA, No! ZERLINA and DON OCTAVIO Where is the miscreant? THE COMMANDANT Where is the traitor? Yes, repent! MASETTO DON GIOVANNI By fate o'ertaken. No! Now fallen low, now fallen low! THE COMMANDANT DONNA ANNA Yes! Seize him, Imprison him, DON GIOVANNI Who ne'er relented, No! No mercy shew. THE COMMANDANT LEPORELLO Yes! Now must my soul take flight! Not here you'll find him, For ever vanish'd, Exit. Flames went behind him, He's gone below. Flames appear in all directions, the earth trembles. ALL OTHERS Say, what befell him? DON GIOVANNI Quick, tell us all you know. Terrors unknown are freezing me, Demons of doom are seizing me, LEPORELLO Is hell let loose to torture me? That man gigantic, he's driv'n me frantic. Or does it mock my sight? Nothing I'll garble, that man of marble, Grim and tremendous, oh, heav'n defend us. CHORUS Came here and warn'd him. He madly scorn'd from below, with hollow voices him, Torments eternal wait thee! 'Mid flamings sulphurous he went below in Burning in endless night! fire and thunder. DON GIOVANNI THE OTHERS My soul is rent in agony! Truly, a wonder! Condemn'd to endless misery, Oh, doom of wrath and terror, LEPORELLO No more to see the light! Truly, a wonder! LEPORELLO DONNA ANNA, DONNA ELVIRA, The fire of doom surrounds him, ZERLINA, DON OCTAVIO and MASETTO Its fiery glare confounds him, I saw the spectre with mien of woe. DON OCTAVIO Heav'n itself then our cause has righted. Days of peace now dawn before us, Grant, oh, grant then the vows plighted, Now at last may be fulfill'd. DONNA ANNA I but ask thee, oh, my belov'd one, To delay but one short year ... Lover's pleadings are commandments, On thy faithful love I build. DONNA ELVIRA To a convent I betake me, There to end my troubled life. ZERLINA AND MASETTO Now dear, wait no longer till we two are man and wife. LEPORELLO And I'll seek another master, And begin another life. ZERLINA, MASETTO AND LEPORELLO And let him in flames atone, Who no mercy e'er has shewn, And now let us all united Sing the verse of old indited, Join in chorus ev'ry one. DONNA ELVIRA, ZERLINA, DON OCTAVIO, MASETTO and LEPORELLO He who wrought for selfish pleasure, Shall depart without, yes without a friend.