Ah! bello a me ritorna

Opera details:

Opera title:

Norma

Composer:

Vincenzo Bellini

Language:

Italian

Synopsis:

Norma Synopsis

Libretto:

Norma Libretto

Translation(s):

English Deutsch

Aria details:

Type:

aria

Role(s):

Norma

Voice(s):

Soprano

Act:

1.11

Previous scene: Fine al rito
Next scene: Sgombra e la sacra selva

Libretto/Lyrics/Text:

NORMA
Cadrà!
Punirlo io posso.
(Ma punirlo il cor non sa.)

(Ah! bello a me ritorna
Del fido amor primiero,
E contro il mondo intiero
Difesa a te sarò.
Ah! bello a me ritorna
Del raggio tuo sereno
E vita nel tuo seno
E patria e cielo avrò.)

English Libretto or Translation:

NORMA
Yes, he shall fall. I can punish him –
(But my heart can never do it.
Ah! bring back to me
The beauty of our first love.
Then, against the world itself
I shall be your defense.
Ah! Bring back to me
The peace and warmth of love,
And in that love I shall find again
Life, fatherland and heaven itself!)