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Ah! non credea mirarti

Opera details:

Opera title:

La Sonnambula

Composer:

Vincenzo Bellini

Language:

Italian

Synopsis:

La Sonnambula Synopsis

Libretto:

La Sonnambula Libretto

Translation(s):

English Deutsch

Aria details:

Type:

aria

Role(s):

Amina

Voice(s):

Soprano

Act:

2.12

Previous scene: Oh! se una volta sola
Next scene: Non piu non reggo

Anna Netrebko: Bellini - La Sonnambula, 'Ah! non credea mirarti... Ah! non giunge'

Singer: Anna Netrebko

Anna Yuryevna Netrebko (Russian: Анна Юрьевна Нетребко, born 18 September 1971) is a Russian operatic soprano. She now holds dual Russian and Austrian citizenship and currently resides in Vienna. She has been nicknamed "La Bellissima" by fans. Netrebko was born in Krasnodar (Russia), in a family of Kuban Cossack background. While a student at the Saint Petersburg conservatoire, Netrebko worked as a janitor at Saint Petersburg's Mariinsky Theatre. Later, she auditioned for the Mariinsky Theatre, where conductor Valery Gergiev recognized her from her prior work in the theater. He subsequently became her vocal mentor. Under Gergiev's guidance, Netrebko made her operatic stage debut at the Mariinsky at age 22, as Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro. She went on to sing many prominent roles with the Kirov Opera, including Amina in La sonnambula, Pamina in Die Zauberflöte, Rosina in Il Barbiere di Siviglia, and Lucia in Lucia di Lammermoor. In 1994, she sang the Queen of the Night in Die Zauberflöte with the Riga Independent Opera Avangarda Akadēmija under conductor David Milnes. In March 2007, Netrebko announced that she would be an ambassador for SOS Children's Village in Austria, and be a sponsor for the Tomilino village in Russia...

Lyrics & English Translation

Oh, I didn't believe to see you
so quickly extinct, o flowers;
you have passed away like love
that one day only lasted.
Perhaps new life
my tears will bring to you
but to revive love
my tears, o no, cannot.
O, inconceivable human thought
a wave of contentment I am full:
In my feelings I can hardly believe
you assure me, o my treasure(darling).
O, embrace me, and always together,
always united in a single hope,
of the world, we live in
we will make a heaven of love.

O, inconceivable human thought
a wave of contentment I am full:
In my feelings I can hardly believe
you assure me, o my treasure(darling).
O, embrace me, and always together,
always united in a single hope,
of the world, we live in
we will make a heaven of love.


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Libretto/Lyrics/Text/Testo:

AMINA
si guarda la mano come cercando l'anello di Elvino
L'anello mio... l'anello...
Ei me l'ha tolto... Ma non può rapirmi
L'immagin sua... Sculta... ella è qui, qui... nel petto.
Si toglie dal seno i fiori ricevuti da Elvino.
Né te d'eterno affetto
Tenero pegno, o fior... né te perdei...
Ancor ti bacio... ma... inaridito sei.

Ah! non credea mirarti
Sì presto estinto, o fiore;
Passasti al par d'amore,
Che un giorno sol durò.
Piange sui fiori.

English Libretto or Translation:

AMINA
you look at your hand as you look for Elvino's ring
My ring ... the ring ...
He took it from me ... But he can not kidnap me
His imaginations ... Shush ... she is here, here ... in her chest.
The flowers received from Elvino are removed from the breast.
Neither you of eternal affection
Tender pledge, or flower ... nor did you lose ...
Even I kiss you ... but ... you are dried up.

Ah! I did not believe to aim you
Yes soon extinct, or flower;
You passed to the par of love,
That one day only lasted.
He cries on the flowers.

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Sheetmusic in our database with this aria

G. Schirmer Opera Anthology: Coloratura Arias for SopranoG. Schirmer Opera Anthology: Diction Coach Coloratura Arias for SopranoPrima Donna's AlbumAnthology of Italian Opera: Soprano15 Arias for Coloratura SopranoCantolopera: Arias for Coloratura SopranoMaria Callas Volume 1