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Prendi per me sei libero

Opera details:

Opera title:

L' Elisir d'amore

Composer:

Gaetano Donizetti

Language:

Italian

Synopsis:

L' Elisir d'amore Synopsis

Libretto:

L' Elisir d'amore Libretto

Translation(s):

English

Aria details:

Type:

aria

Role(s):

Adina

Voice(s):

Soprano

Act:

2.14

Previous scene: Eccola oh qual le accresce
Next scene: Alto fronte

Joan Sutherland sings Maria Malibran's Aria (Part 1 and Part 2)

Singer(s): Joan Sutherland Maria Malibran

The aria was wrote by Charles de Bériot, Maria Malibran's husband as a opposite solo of Nemorino's 'Una furtiva lagrima' of Donizetti's L'Elisir d'Amore.

Adina's final aria:
"Prendi; prendi, per me sei libero"

The Cabaletta:
"Il mio rigor dimentica"

(This cabaletta is frequently replaced by another piece or ignored. It's an old fashioned piece which consists in repetitions of trills, ascending and descending scales passages).

Recorded in London, January and June 1970
Conductor Richard Bonynge

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Libretto/Lyrics/Text/Testo:

ADINA
Prendi; per me sei libero:
Resta nel suol natio,
Non v'ha destin sě rio,
Che non si cangi un dě.
Gli porge il contratto
Qui, dove tutti t'amano,
Saggio, amoroso, onesto,
Sempre scontento e mesto
No, non sarai cosě.

English Libretto or Translation:

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.

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