L' Elisir d'amore Libretto
English Translation

Characters:
ADINA, rich and capricious fittaiuola (Soprano)
NEMORINO, farmer; young, simple, in love with Adina (Tenor)
BELCORE, garrison sergeant in the village (Baritone)
DULCAMARA, itinerant doctor (Basso comico)
GIANNETTA, villanella (Soprano)

Choirs and Extras:
Villani and Villanelle, Soldiers and Players of the Regiment, a Notary, two Servants, a Moro

The action is in a village in the Basque country



ACT ONE

FIRST SCENE
The entrance to a farm. Countryside at the bottom where a stream flows on whose banks some laundrywomen prepare the laundry. In the middle a large tree, under which lie Giannetta, the reapers and harvesters. Adina sits on the sidelines reading. Nemorino observes it from afar.

GIANNETTA AND CHORUS
Nice comfort to the reaper,
When the sun falters and boils,
Under a beech, appie 'of a hill,
Rest and breathe!
From the noon the living ardor
Tempran the shadows and the current stream;
But of love the burning flame
Shadow or rio can not temprar.
Fortunate the reaper,
That he can look at him!

Nemorino
observing Adina who reads
How beautiful she is, how expensive she is!
The more I see it, the more I like it ...
But in that heart I am not capable
Mild affection to inspire.
It reads, studies, learns ...
He has nothing to do with it ...
I am always an idita
I do not know what to sigh.
Who is the mind on my mind?
Who teaches me to make me love?

ADINA
laughing
Blessed these cards!
The adventure is bizarre.

GIANNETTA
What are you laughing at? separate
Of your lepid reading.

ADINA
It is the story of Tristano!
It is a chronicle of love.

CHOIR
Read, read.

Nemorino
(To her slowly
I will approach you, enter between them.)

ADINA
"Of the cruel Isolde
The beautiful Tristano ardea,
Nor was it a matter of hope
To own it one day.
When he took his foot
Wise enchanter,
What he gave him in a vasel
Certain elixir of love,
So the beautiful Isotta
He never escaped from him. "

ALL
Elixir of perfect yes,
Yes, rare quality,
Did you know the recipe,
I knew who makes you!

ADINA
"As soon as he takes a sip
Of the magical vase,
Soon the rubel cor
D'Isotta softened.
Changed in an instant,
That cruel beauty
Fu of Tristano lover,
He lived in Tristan faithful;
And that first sip
Forever blessed. "

ALL
Elixir of perfect yes,
Yes, rare quality,
Did you know the recipe,
I knew who makes you!


SECOND SCENE
The drum sounds, everyone gets up. Belcore arrives
driving a group of Soldiers who remain
lined up at the bottom. Go to Adina, say hello
and presents her a bunch.

BELCORE
Like Paride charming
He handed the knob to the most beautiful,
My beloved villanella,
I offer you these flowers.
But of him more glorious,
More happy than I am,
Because in the prize of my gift
I report your beautiful body.

ADINA
to women
(The gentleman is modest!)

GIANNETTA AND CHORUS
(Yes, really.)

Nemorino
(Oh my spite!)

BELCORE
I see clearly in that little face
Ch'io fo breaches in your chest.
It is not surprising;
I'm gallant, I'm a sergeant.
There is no beauty that endures
At the sight of a crest;
He gives to Mars, God the warrior,
Fin the mother of Amor.

ADINA
(It's modest!)

GIANNETTA AND CHORUS
(Yes, really.)

Nemorino
(It laughs ... oh my pain!)

BELCORE
Now if you love me, as I love you,
What later to make weapons?
My idol, let's capitulate;
In which day do you want to marry me?

ADINA
Sir, I'm in no hurry;
A tantin pensar ci vo '.

Nemorino
(Me unhappy!
I will die in despair.)

BELCORE
More time, oh God, do not lose:
The days and hours fly:
In war and in love
It is foul to induce him.
Give up to the winner;
You can not escape from me.

ADINA
You see about these men,
See a little 'boria!
They already sing victory
Before pugnar.
It is not, it is not so easy
Adina conquistar.

Nemorino
(A little bit of his courage
Love at least gave me!
I would say since I peno,
Piety I could find.
But I'm too shy,
But I can not speak.)

GIANNETTA AND CHORUS
(Davver, laughing
If Adina fell for it,
If everyone avenges
This militar!
Yes, yes; but it is an old fox;
And you can not do it.)

BELCORE
Meanwhile, my girlfriend,
I will occupy the square. - A few moments
Grant to my warriors
Indoor posar.

ADINA
Willingly.
My name is lucky
You can offer a bottle.

BELCORE
Forced. (I'm already from the family.)

ADINA
You can take it back
The interrupted works. The sol declines.

ALL
Come on, let's go.
They leave Belcore, Giannetta and the Choir



SCENE THIRD
Nemorino and Adina


Nemorino
A word, or Adina.

ADINA
The used nuisance!
The usual sigh! You'd do better
To go to your uncle's town,
Which is said to be sick, and badly.

Nemorino
His illness is nothing - near mine.
I can not leave ...
A thousand times I tried ...

ADINA
But if you have more,
And leaves another heir? ...

Nemorino
What do I care? ...

ADINA
You will die of hunger, and without any support ...

Nemorino
O of hunger or love ... for me it's all one.

ADINA
Hear me. You are good,
You are modest, neither is that sergeant's par
You certainly believe in inspiring yourself;
So I speak to you candidly,
And I tell you that in vain love you hope,
What a capricious I am, and there is no desire.
That in me it does not die as soon as it is awakened.

Nemorino
Oh! Adina! ... and why? ...

ADINA
Good request!
Ask for the flattering aura
Because it flies without posing
Now on the lily, or on the rose,
Or on the lawn, or on the ruscel;
He will tell you that it is in her nature
Being mobile and infidel.

Nemorino
So I'm worse? ...

ADINA
To my love
Renunciate, flee from me.

Nemorino
Dear Adina! ... I can not.

ADINA
Can not you? Why?

Nemorino
Why!
Ask the river why geally
From the cliff there was life
He runs to the sea, which invites him to himself,
And in the mar sen goes to die:
He will tell you that he is dragging him
A being that can not say.

ADINA
So you want?

Nemorino
Morir as it is,
But to die following you.

ADINA
Love elsewhere: it's granted to you.

Nemorino
Ah! possible it is not.

ADINA
To heal this madness,
That is constant love, madness
Dêi follow my custom,
Every day change of lover.
How nail drives away nail
So amor drives off love.
In this way I enjoy it,
In this way I dissolved my heart.

Nemorino
Ah! you alone I see, I feel,
Day and night, and in every object;
In vain I try to obliterate you.
I have your face in your chest ...
With changing what you do,
Can change each other's love,
But it can not, it can never be
The first man will come out of the cor.
They leave



FOURTH SCENE
Square in the village. Osteria della Pernice on one side. Villagers who go and are busy in various matters. I heard a trumpet sound; Women come out of the houses with curiosity; so are the Men, etc. etc.

WOMEN
What does this sonata mean?

MEN
The great new! come and see.

WOMEN
What was it?

MEN
In golden carriage
A Mr. stranger has arrived.
If you saw that nobil semblant!
What a dress! what a brilliant train!

ALL
Of course, of course he is a great character ...
A baron, a marquis on a journey ...
Some big that runs the mail ...
Perhaps a duke ... perhaps even more.
Observe ... move forward ... come up:
Down the caps, the hats; down, down.


SCENE FIFTH
Doctor Dulcamara on a golden chariot, standing,
having cards and bottles in hand. Behind
to it a servant who plays the trumpet. All the
Villagers surround it

DULCAMARA
Hear, hear, or rust;
Careful, do not breathe.
I already suppose and imagine
That as you know me
What a great doctor I am,
Encyclopedic doctor
Called Dulcamara,
The virtue of which preclaces,
And the infinite portents
They are known to the universe ... and to other sites.
Benefactor of men,
Riparator de 'mali,
In a few days I clear,
I sweep the hospitals,
And health to sell
For the whole world I want to.
Buy it, buy it,
I'll give it to you for a while.
This is the odontalgic
Wonderful liquor,
Of mice and bedbugs
Mighty destroyer.
Whose certificates
Authentic, branded
Touch, see and read
I'll do it to each one.
For this specific mine,
Sympathetic, prolific,
A sepuagenarian man
And valetudinary,
Grandfather of ten dolls
It still became.
For this reason "Touch and healthy"
In a short week
More than a distressed widow
To cry ceased.
Or you rigid matrons,
Ringiovanir craved?
Your wrinkles are uncomfortable
With it you delete.
You want, damsels,
Well smooth to have the skin?
You, young gallant,
Forever having lovers?
Buy my specific,
I'll give it to you for a while.
The paralytics move;
He sends the apopletics,
Asthmatic, asthmatic,
The hysterics, the diabetics,
Heals tympanites,
And slippers and rachis,
And until liver disease
Which in fashion it became.
Buy my specific,
I'll give it to you for a while.
I took him to the post office
From a thousand miles away,
You will tell me: how much does it cost?
How much is the bottle worth?
One hundred scudi? ... thirty? ... twenty? ...
No ... nobody is dismayed.
To prove my happiness
Yes, welcome friend,
I want you, or good people,
A regal shield.

CHOIR
A shield really?
More brav'om can not be given.

DULCAMARA
Here it is: so beautiful,
Yes balsamic elixire,
All Europe knows that I sell
No fewer than nine liras:
But as it is evident,
I was born in the country,
For three lire I grant you:
Only three lire to you I request;
So clear is like the sun,
What to everyone who wants it
A beautiful and clean shield
I put it in my pocket.
Ah! of warm homeland
Great miracles can do.

CHOIR
It's very true: give it.
Great doctor that you are!
We have your arrival
Long to remember.


SCENE SESTA
Nemorino and sayings


Nemorino
(Ardir, perhaps he has the sky
Sent expressly for my own good
This miraculous man in the village.
I want to make wise of his experience.)
Doctor, forgive ...
It is true that you possess
Portentous secrets? ...

DULCAMARA
Surprising.
My pouch is Pandora's vase.

Nemorino
You would have ... by chance ...
The love drink
Of Queen Isolde?

DULCAMARA
Ah! ... that? ... what?

Nemorino
I mean ... the stupendous
Elixir that arouses love ...

DULCAMARA
Ah! yes, yes, I understand, I mean,
I am a distiller.

Nemorino
And is it true?

DULCAMARA
It's done
Great consumption in this age.

Nemorino
Oh luck! and do you sell it? ...

DULCAMARA
Every day to the whole world.

Nemorino
And what price do you want?

DULCAMARA
Little ... very ... that is ... second ...

Nemorino
A zecchin ... nothing else I have here ...

DULCAMARA
It is the sum that goes there.

Nemorino
Ah! take it, doctor.

DULCAMARA
Here is the magical liqueur.

Nemorino
Obliged, ah! yes, obliged!
I'm happy, I'm happy.
Elixir of such goodness,
Blessed is he who makes you!

DULCAMARA
(In the country I've shot
More than a gonzo I found,
But an equal, in truth,
It is not found, it is not given.)

Nemorino
Hey ... Doctor ... a moment ...
How can we use it?

DULCAMARA
With riguadro; pian, pianino
The bottle shakes a little ...
Then it gets ... but take care ...
That the vapor does not go away.
Then approach the lip
And you drink it in centellini,
And the surprising effect
Not late to achieve.

Nemorino
At the moment?

DULCAMARA
To be honest,
Necessary is a whole day.
(Long enough time
To get away and run away.)

Nemorino
And the taste?

DULCAMARA
He is excellent ...
(It is Bordò, not elixir.)
Young man! Hey? Hey?

Nemorino
Lord?

DULCAMARA
Over that ... silence ... you know?
Nowadays I will pass love
It is a very jealous affair:
Impacciar if you could
One tantin the Authority.

Nemorino
I give you my faith:
Not a soul will know it.

DULCAMARA
Go, mortal ventured;
A treasure I gave you:
All the feminine sex
You will sigh.
(But tomorrow morning
I'll be here a long way away.)

Nemorino
Ah! Doctor, I give you a word
I'll drink for one:
Nor for anything else, and be beautiful,
Nor will a drop progress.
(Really a star friend
He sent him here.)
Dulcamara enters the tavern



SEVENT SCENE
Nemorino alone

Nemorino
Dear Elixir! you are mine!
And all mine ... - As it is mighty dee
Your virtue, if not drunk again,
You already fill my chest with so much joy!
But why the effect never
I can not see it
Before one day intier has not passed?
Bevasi.
He drinks
Oh! good! - Oh! expensive! - another sip.
He still drinks
Oh! what a vein in the vein
Sweet warmth flows me! ... Ah! maybe it too ...
Perhaps the flame exists
She starts to feel ... Sure she feels it ...
Joy and appetite announce it to me
Which in me suddenly awoke ...
He sits on the tavern bench; he gets out of his pocket
bread and fruit, and eats singing with a full throat
La rà, la rà, la rà.


SCENE EIGHT
Adina and said


ADINA
(Who is that crazy?
I Traveggo? Or is it Nemorino?
So cheerful! And why?)

Nemorino
(Heck, it is ...
He gets up to run to her, but stops and sits down again
But no ... Do not appeal to us ... De 'sighs
Do not get tired for now. So much ... tomorrow
Adore me that ruthless cor.)

ADINA
(He does not look at me yet!

Nemorino
La rà, la rà, lera
La rà, la rà, la ...

ADINA
(I do not know if it's fake or true
His playfulness.)

Nemorino
(So ​​far, love does not hear.)

ADINA
(He wants to be indifferent.)

Nemorino
(Exults even the barbarian
For a little to my pains!
Tomorrow will have an end,
Tomorrow he will love me.)

ADINA
(Spezzar wants the stolid,
Throw his chains;
But serious more than usual
Pesar will hear them.)

Nemorino
La rà, la rà ...

ADINA
approaching him
Very good!
The lezïon benefits you.

Nemorino
It is ver; I put it in place
So for a trial.

ADINA
So the suffering first?

Nemorino
Forget it I hope.

ADINA
So the ancient fire?

Nemorino
It will quench soon.
One more day,
And the core will heal.

ADINA
Davver consoles me ...
But ... we'll see.



NONA SCENE
Belcore inside, then on stage, and said

BELCORE
singing
Tran tran, tran tran, tran tran.
In war and in love
The siege is boring and tired.

ADINA
(In time, Belcore.)

Nemorino
(Here is that seccator.)

BELCORE
entering
I go to the white weapon
In war and in love.

ADINA
Ebben, gentil sergeant,
Did you like the square?

BELCORE
Defense is good
And in vain it is beaten.

ADINA
And it does not tell you the core
What will soon yield?

BELCORE
Ah, Love wanted it!

ADINA
You will see what it will take.

BELCORE
When? sary possible!

Nemorino
(In my opinion, I tremble.)

BELCORE
Favella, or my beautiful angel;
When will we get married?

ADINA
Very soon.

Nemorino
(What do I hear?)

DULCAMARA
But when?

ADINA
looking at Nemorino
In six days.

BELCORE
O joy! I'm happy.

Nemorino
laughing
Ah! ah! it goes well this way.

BELCORE
(What he finds laughing
Scimunito?
Now I'm going to fuck it
If it does not go away from here.)

ADINA
(And he can be happy and hilarious
Feel that my husband!
I can not hide anymore
The anger that makes me.)

Nemorino
(Gradasso! You already imagine it
Touch the sky with your finger:
But tense is already the trap,
Doman will see it.)


SCENE DECIMA
He plays the drum; Giannetta with the peasants, then
the Belcore Soldiers rush

GIANNETTA
Mr. Sergeant, Mr. Sergeant,
It requires your people.

BELCORE
Son here: what was it? why such a hurry?

SOLDIER.
It's two minutes a relay
I do not know what order you brought.

BELCORE
reading
Captain! ... ah! ah! all right.
Su, comrades; start again.
CHOIR
Starting and when?

BELCORE
Doman morning.

CHOIR
O heaven, yes, soon!

Nemorino
(Afflicted is Adina.)

BELCORE
The order is expressed. - What to say I do not know.

CHOIR
Damn combination!
Change so often garrison!
Having the lovers abandoned.

BELCORE
Espresso is the order, - I do not know what to do.
Nice! You heard? tomorrow, goodbye!
in Adina
Almen remembered - of my love.

Nemorino
(Yes, yes, tomorrow you'll hear the new one.)

ADINA
Of my constancy I will give you proof:
My promise I will remember.

Nemorino
(Yes, yes, I'll tell you tomorrow.)

BELCORE
If you are willing to keep it,
What do you not anticipate? what does it cost you?
Since today you can not marry me?

Nemorino
(Since today! ...)

ADINA
observing Nemorino
(It upsets, you speak.)
Ebben, today ...

Nemorino
Today! or Adina!
Today, you say? ...

ADINA
Why not? ...

Nemorino
Wait at least until morning.

BELCORE
And what do you have to do with it? let's see'.

Nemorino
Adina, believe me, I adjure you ..
You can not marry him ... I assure you ...
Wait again ... just one day ...
A short day ... I know why,
Tomorrow, dear, you would be sorry;
You would give it to me.

BELCORE
Heaven thanks us, or baboon,
What a fool, or you are from the wine!
I would have strangled you, reduced to pieces,
If at this moment you were in you.
Infin that I hold on to my hands,
Go away, fool, you ascend to me.

ADINA
Pity him, he is a boy;
A mischievous, a crazy mean.
It was hard for me to have to love him,
Because you deliriously love me.
(I will avenge myself, I will torment you,
I regret that I fall to the pie '.)

GIANNETTA
See that simplication a little!

CHOIR
He has the strange presunzide;
And you think of doing it to a sergeant,
To a man of the world, whose par is not.
Oh yes, bye, it's really
The beautiful Adina boccon for you!

ADINA
with resolution
Come on, Belcore,
The notary is felt.

Nemorino
smanioso
Doctor! Doctor ...
Help! shelter!

GIANNETTA AND CHORUS
It's really crazy.

ADINA
(You have me to pay.)
A happy banquet,
Friends, I invite you.

BELCORE
Giannetta, girls,
I wait for you to dance.

GIANNETTA AND CHORUS
A ball! a banquet!
Who can refuse?

ADINA, BELCORE, GIANNETTA AND CHORUS
Between happy concents, - merry brigade,
We want happy - spend the day;
Present at the party - Love will come.
(He loses his head: - as a rider he makes me.)

Nemorino
The Sergeant despises me, - the ungrateful joke me,
Zimbello to the people - he makes me ruthless.
The oppressed my core - more spurious it does not have.
Doctor! Doctor! - Help! mercy!

Adina gives Belcore the hand and starts with it.
Nemorino's folly doubles; the bystanders
mocked.



SECOND ACT

FIRST SCENE
Interior of the Adina farm; On one side set table to which Adina, Belcore, Dulcamara and Giannetta sit. The villagers stood drinking and singing. On the other hand the regiment players mounted on a kind of orchestra playing the trumpets


CHOIR
Let's sing, let's toast.
At such a lovely couple.
For them they are long and stable
The days of pleasure.

BELCORE
For me, love and wine
Two numbers will be each.
Compensan of every breathlessness
The woman and the teacup.

ADINA
(There was Nemorino!
I would like to enjoy it.)

DULCAMARA
Because singing is alluring you,
Hear me, gentlemen:
I have a little song here
Freshly given out.
Lively, grazïosa
What a taste it can give you;
As long as the beautiful bride
I want to second.

ALL
Yes, yes, we will have it dear:
It must be rare,
If the great Dulcamara
She has come to content.

DULCAMARA
Cava di saccoccia some booklets and gives one to Adina
«La Nina Gondoliera,
And the Senator Tredenti.
Barcarola with two voices. "- Beware!

ALL
Beware!

Strofa I.

DULCAMARA
"I am rich, and you are beautiful,
I ducats, and you veil you.
Because you will be rubella to me,
Nina mia, what do you want more? "

ADINA
"What an honor! - a senator
Me of love - beg!
But, modest gondolier,
One of my parents will marry me. "

DULCAMARA
"My idol, no more rigorous,
It makes a senator happy. "

ADINA
"Excellence! too much honor;
I do not deserve a senator. "

Strofa II.

DULCAMARA
«Adored Barcarola,
Take the gold and leave love.
Mild is this, and mild flies:
It weighs that, and remains each. "

ADINA
"What an honor! - a senator
Me of love - beg!
But Zanetto - he is a young man;
I like it, and I want to marry you. "

DULCAMARA
"My idol, no more rigorous;
It makes a senator happy. "

ADINA
"Excellence! too much honor;
I do not deserve a senator. "

ALL
Bravo, good Dulcamara!
The song is rare;
Choosing it better certainly can not
The most experienced - cantator.

DULCAMARA
Doctor Dulcamara
In every art he is a professor.
A Notary appears

BELCORE
Silence!
Everyone stops
Notaro is here
That comes to the act
Of my happiness.

ALL
Be the welcome one.

DULCAMARA
I hug you and greet you,
First officer, recruiter of Imene.

ADINA
(Giunto is the notary, and Nemorin does not come!)

MEN
Come on, my beautiful Venus ...
But in those tender lights
What is a little cloud?

ADINA
It's nothing.
(If he is not present,
My revenge does not qualify me.)

BELCORE
Let's mark the act: time is quick.

They all start: Dulcamara returns back, and sits at the table.



SECOND SCENE
Dulcamara and Nemorino

DULCAMARA
The nuzïali feasts
They are very pleasant; but what in them
It gives me more pleasure
It is the amiable sight of the banquet.

Nemorino
over thought
I saw the notary;
Yes, I saw it ... There is no more hope,
Nemorino, for you: broken I have the core.

DULCAMARA
singing between the teeth
"My idol, no more rigorous;
It makes a senator happy. »

Nemorino
You here, doctor!

DULCAMARA
Yes, he wanted me for lunch
These lovely spouses, and I enjoy myself
With these leftovers.

Nemorino
And I'm desperate,
I am outside myself. Doctor, I need it
To be loved ... before tomorrow ...
Now ... on 'two pie'.

DULCAMARA
gets up
(Cospetto, it's crazy!)
Recipe the elixir, and the shot is done.

Nemorino
It is truly loved
Will I be to her?

DULCAMARA
From all: I tel promise.
If you anticipate the effect
Of the elixir you want, drink it soon
Another dose. (I leave in half an hour.)

Nemorino
Dear doctor, a bottle again.

DULCAMARA
Ben volentier. I like it
Jumping to the needy. - Do you have money?

Nemorino
Ah! I do not have any more.

DULCAMARA
My dear,
The thing changes appearance. You will come to me
As soon as you have it. - Come see me
Here at La Pernice,
You have a quarter of an hour.
Part



SCENE THIRD
Nemorino, then Belcore


Nemorino
He throws himself on a bench
Oh unhappy me!

BELCORE
The woman is an animal
Extravagant really. Adina loves me,
To marry me is happy, and to differ
Even if he wants to tonight!

Nemorino
He shreds his hair
(Here is the rival!
I would break my head.)

BELCORE
(Well, - what does this have?)
Hey, hey, that young man;
What do you have that you despair?

Nemorino
I despair
Because I have no money ...
Nor do I know where to find them.

BELCORE
Hey! idiot!
If you do not have money,
Be a soldier ... and twenty shields you will have.

Nemorino
Twenty shields?

BELCORE
And well sonanti.

Nemorino
When? now?

BELCORE
At the moment.

Nemorino
(What to do?)

BELCORE
And with cash
Glory and honor to the regiment.

Nemorino
Ah! it is not ambiguous,
What seduces this cor.

BELCORE
If it's love, in garrison
You can not miss love.

Nemorino
(To the perils of the war
I know well what I am exposed,
What's the land homeland,
Uncle, conjoined, alas! abandonment ...
But I know that, out of this,
Another way is left to me
To be able of the cor d'Adina
One day trïonfar.
Ah! who one day gets Adina
As long as life can leave.)

BELCORE
Of the drum to the lively ring,
Between rows and flags,
Wandering Amor you like it,
With the vivandiere vispe:
Always happy, always gay
It has a beautiful one hundred,
Of constancy does not bore,
You do not lose to sigh.
Believe in me; true joy
Accompany the militar.

Nemorino
Twenty shields!

BELCORE
On two feet.

Nemorino
Ebben, go. He prepares them.

BELCORE
But the card you see
Pria di tutto dêi segnar.
Here a cross.
Nemorino quickly marks and takes the bag

Nemorino
(Dulcamara
Flight soon to search.)

BELCORE
Here the hand, young man,
I'm comfortable with the purchase:
Overall, above and below,
You look like a good son.
You will soon be corporal
If you take me to exemplar.
(I hired my rival:
This too is to be counted.)

Nemorino
Ah! you do not know who has reduced me
At such pace, to this party:
You do not know what is underneath
A so simple dress;
What is worth this to me
You could not imagine it.
(Ah, there is no equal treasure
If I can make me love.)
They leave


FOURTH SCENE
Rustic courtyard open at the bottom. Giannetta and Paesane

CHOIR
Is it possible?

GIANNETTA
Very possible.

CHOIR
It is not probable.

GIANNETTA
Probable.

CHOIR
But why? But do you know the waves?
Who told you? who is it? where is it?

GIANNETTA
Do not make noise; talk slowly:
Not yet to spread the arcane:
It is only known - to the merchant,
Which in confidence he told me.

CHOIR
The merchant has told you!
It will be very true ... oh beautiful affection!

GIANNETTA
Know then that the other day
Uncle died of Nemorino,
That he has left to the young man
Cospicua, immense inheritance ...
But shut up ... plan, for heaven's sake.
It must not be said.

CHOIR
It will not be said.

GIANNETTA
Or Nemorino is a millionaire ...
It is the Epulone of the district ...
A man of money order, a good party ...
Happy, the one whose husband is!
But shut up ... slowly ... for charity.
It must not be said.

CHOIR
It will not be said.
They see Nemorino approaching, and retire curiously watching him.



SCENE FIFTH
Nemorino and said

Nemorino
Of the admirable elixir
I have plenty of drink,
And the doctor promises me
Cortese every beauty.
In me more than usual
Hope is Rinata;
The effect of that medication
Yeah, you'll already hear it.

CHOIR
(He is each neglected and humble:
The thing still does not know.)

Nemorino
to exit
Let us go.

GIANNETTA
arresting him and bowing him
Serve very humble.

Nemorino
Jeannette!

CHOIR
one after the other
I bow you.

Nemorino
he was amazed
(What's so young!)

GIANNETTA AND CHORUS
Dear that Nemorino!
Truly he is lovable;
He looks like a mister.

Nemorino
(I understand: this is the work
Of the magical liquor.)


SCENE SESTA
Adina and Dulcamara come out from various parts, they stand aside in amazement to see Nemorino courted by the villanelle, and said.

ADINA AND DULCAMARA
That I see?

Nemorino
seeing Dulcamara
Ah! ah! she's gorgeous!
Doctor, you were telling the truth.
Already by virtue of sympathy
Touched I have to all the cor.

ADINA
What do I hear?

DULCAMARA
And the worst to believe!
To the villages
You like it?

CHOIR
Oh yes, really.
He is a young man who deserves
From us regards and honor.

DULCAMARA
(I fall from the clouds,
The case is strange and new;
I would be a magic filter
Really possessor?)

Nemorino
(I have no words to express
The jubilation I feel;
If all, all love me,
You must love me still.)

ADINA
(He thinks he finds him crying,
And I find it at stake, at party;
Ah! not possible
If you still think of me!)

GIANNETTA AND CHORUS
(Oh the vague, the dear young man;
I no longer move from him.
Vo 'do the impossible
To breathe in his love.)

GIANNETTA
in Nemorino
Here the dance is open near the shade.
Will you come?

Nemorino
Oh, without fail.

GIANNETTA AND CHORUS
And will you dance?

GIANNETTA
With me.

CHOIR
With me.

GIANNETTA
I am the first one.

CHOIR
It's me, it's me.

GIANNETTA
I have committed it.

CHOIR
Me too, me too.

GIANNETTA AND CHORUS
snatching one from the other
Come.

Nemorino
Plan.

CHOIR
Choose.

Nemorino
Now.
to Giannetta
You for the first;
to the others
then you, then you.

DULCAMARA
Mercy! with all the sex!
Equal liquor of mine there is none.

ADINA
advancing
Hey, Nemorino.

Nemorino
(Oh my, too!)

DULCAMARA
(But all, all!)

ADINA
I address you.
Belcor told me, that, flattered
From a few shields, you become a soldier.

CHOIR
Soldier! Oh! heck!

ADINA
You make a big mistake.
On this object I will speak to you.

Nemorino
Speak as well.

While he wants to mind Adina, I hated dance music: the villagers rush. Giannetta and the women drag Nemorino.

GIANNETTA AND CHORUS
At the dance, at the dance!

Nemorino
It's true, it's true,
in Adina
Now I heard you.
(I already imagine what you are longing for,
Already you hear the drug, you already love me;
The desires, the heartbeats of a lover
Just one moment - you dêi try.)

ADINA
(Oh, how quickly was the change:
Unusual feeling in my heart.
O Amor, you avenge yourself of my coldness;
Who despises me - it is my strength to love.)

DULCAMARA
(Yes, all love it, oh marvel!
Dear, my bottle is wonderful!
Already a thousand rain zecchin of weight;
I begin a Croesus - to become.)

GIANNETTA AND CHORUS
(Of all the men in his village
She imagines paying homage:
But this young man will, I swear,
A hard bone - to be gnawed.)

Nemorino leaves with Giannetta and the Choir.



SEVENT SCENE
Adina and Dulcamara

ADINA
As sen must be happy!

DULCAMARA
Praise is mine.

ADINA
Yours, o doctor?

DULCAMARA
Yes, all.
Joy is at my command,
I distil the pleasure, the lambic love
Like rose water; and what now
It makes you wonder in the young man,
All portento he is of my decoction.

ADINA
Orgy!

DULCAMARA
Pazzie, you say?
Incredulous! madness? You know
Of alchemy the ability, the great value
Elixir of love
Of Queen Isolde?

ADINA
Isolde?

DULCAMARA
Isolde.
I have every mixture and every crush.

ADINA
(What do I listen to?) And to Nemorino
Do you give the Elixir?

DULCAMARA
He asked me
To get the affection
I do not know what cruel ...

ADINA
So he loved?

DULCAMARA
He languished, he sighed
Without a shadow of hope; and to have
A drop of enchanted medicine,
He sold freedom, became a soldier.

ADINA
(How much love! And I, ruthless!
Tormented yes nobil cor!)

DULCAMARA
(She is also in love:
He needs liquor.)

ADINA
He approaches Dulcamara
So ... now ... it's Nemorino
In love so lucky!

DULCAMARA
All the feminine sex
It is for young people crazy.

ADINA
And which woman is welcome to him?
Which among many is preferred?

DULCAMARA
He is the cock of the Checca,
All follows, all becca.

ADINA
(And I alone, not advised,
Possede that nobil cor!)

DULCAMARA
(She is also in love:
He needs liquor.)
Bella Adina! here a moment ...
Closer ... on the head.
You're cooked ... I'm the topic
At that afflicted and sad air.
If you want? ...

ADINA
Am I? what?

DULCAMARA
On the head, fussy!
If you want, I have the recipe,
May your ill cure be able.

ADINA
Ah, Doctor, it will be perfect,
But for me, virtue does not have.

DULCAMARA
Want to see you a thousand lovers
Spasimar, languish at the foot?

ADINA
I would not know what to do with so many;
My heart only asks for it.

DULCAMARA
Render you want jealous, crazy
Women, widows, girls?

ADINA
It does not appeal to me, I do not like it
Peace is another's turbar.
DULCAMARA
Conquistar would you like a rich man?

ADINA
Of riches it does not spike me.

DULCAMARA
A contino? A marquisino?

ADINA
No, I did not want Nemorino.

DULCAMARA
Get, on, my recipe,
What the effect will do to you.

ADINA
Ah! Doctor, it will be perfect,
But for me, virtue does not have.

DULCAMARA
Wretched! and you would have core
To deny its value?

ADINA
I respect the elixire,
But for me there is a greater one:
Nemorin, left each other,
All mine, mine will be mine.

DULCAMARA
(Oh, Doctor! It's too cunning:
More than you, she knows.)

ADINA
A tender occhiatina,
A smile, a caress,
Vincer can those who are more obstinate,
Admire those who despise us the most.
I have seen many and many
Taken, cooked, suitor,
What nemmanco Nemorino
He can not flee from me.
The recipe is my little face,
In this point is the elixir.

DULCAMARA
Ah, I see it, little boy,
You know more about my art;
This mouth is so beautiful
It is of love the spezieria:
You have lambicco and you have a stove
Hot more than a Mongibello,
To filter the love you want,
To burn and incinerate.
Ah! I would like to change with yours
My elixir vessels.
They leave



SCENE EIGHT

Nemorino
only
A stealthy tear
In his eyes it appeared ...
Those festive young people
Invidïar seemed ...
What more could I want?
He loves me, I see him.
One moment the beats
Of his beautiful heart he will hear ...
My sighs confuse
For a little while at his sigh! ...
Heaven, we can die;
I do not ask for more.
Here it is ... Oh! what increases it
Beauty, the nascent love!
To be indifferent
Follow this way until it comes
She explained herself.


NONA SCENE
Adina and Nemorino

ADINA
Nemorino! ... well?

Nemorino
I no longer know where I am: young and old,
Nice and ugly I feel like a husband.

ADINA
And you?

Nemorino
At a party
I can not get hold of myself. I still await ...
My happiness ... (which is still close.)

ADINA
Hear me.

Nemorino
cheerful
(Ah, ah, we are here.)
I love you, Adina.

ADINA
Tell me: why leave,
Why did you become a soldier?

Nemorino
Because ... because I wanted to
To try if with my half my destiny
I could improve.

ADINA
Your person ...
Your life is dear to us ... I reappeared
The fatal contracted by Belcore.

Nemorino
Yourself!
(It is natural: opra is of love.)

ADINA
Take; for me you are free:
Stay in the native,
It has not destined you,
That you can not change one day.
He hands him the contract
Here, where everyone loves you,
Wise, loving, honest,
Always unhappy and sad
No, you will not be like that.

Nemorino
(Or, or explain himself.)

ADINA
Goodbye.

Nemorino
That! you leave me?

ADINA
I do ...

Nemorino
Nothing else to tell me do you have?

ADINA
Nothing else.

Nemorino
He makes the contract
Ebben, keep it.
Because I'm not loved,
I want to die soldier;
There is no more peace for me
The doctor deceived me.

ADINA
Ah! he was true with you,
If you trust the cor.
Know it at last, ah! know this,
You are dear to me and I love you:
How much you already felt miserable,
Make you happy I crave:
My rigor forgets;
I swear to you eternal love.

Nemorino
Oh! inexpressible joy!
Doctor did not deceive me.
He throws himself at the feet of Adina



LAST SCENE
Belcore with soldiers and sayings: then Dulcamara with everyone from the village.

BELCORE
High! ... front! That I see? to my rival
The arms introduce!

ADINA
This is so, Belcore,
And make peace with each pact.
He is my husband: what is done ...

BELCORE
It's done.
Keep it alright, rude.
Worse for you! Full of women is the world;
And a thousand and one will get Belcore.

DULCAMARA
It will give you this elixir of love.

Nemorino
Dear doctor, happy
I am for you.

ALL
For him!

DULCAMARA
For me. - Know
What Nemorino suddenly became
The richest castaldo of the village ...
Because dead is uncle ...

ADINA AND NEMORINO
Dead uncle!

GIANNETTA AND WOMEN
I knew it.

DULCAMARA
I knew it too.
But what you do not know,
Nor could you know, he is that this
Sovrumano elixir can in a moment,
Not only to remedy the pain of love,
But enrich the unborn.

CHOIR
Oh! the great liqueur!

DULCAMARA
He corrects every defect,
Every vice of nature,
Ei supplies of beautiful
The ugliest creature;
Walking and doing the rough,
He crushes humps, his drafts,
Every uncomfortable tumor
It covers so that more is not ...

CHOIR
Here, doctor, me, doctor ...
A jar ... two ... three ...

DULCAMARA
He is a seductive opaque
For scrupulous guardians:
It's an excellent sleeping pill
For the old ones, jealous:
Give the daughters courage
Who are afraid to sleep alone;
Wake up is for love
More powerful than coffee.

CHOIR
Here, doctor ... to me, doctor ...
A jar ... two ... three ...

In this while the coach of Dulcamara arrived on stage; he goes up there, everyone surrounds him

DULCAMARA
Beloved by the stars,
I leave you a great treasure.
Everything is in him; health and beauty,
Joy, luck and gold.
Renewed, flowery,
Impangate and enrich yourself:
Of the friend Dulcamara
And let me remind you.

CHOIR
Long live the great Dulcamara,
Of the doctors the phoenix!

Nemorino
I owe my dear.

ADINA
For him only I am happy!

NEMORINO AND ADINA
The effect of his drug
I will never be able to forget.

BELCORE
Damn charlatan,
May you overturn!

Dulcamara's servant plays the trumpet. The carriage moves. Everyone shakes their hats and say hello.

CHOIR
Long live the great Dulcamara,
May we come back soon!