Egli e luce a giorni miei

Opera details:

Opera title:

Lucia di Lammermoor

Composer:

Gaetano Donizetti

Language:

Italian

Synopsis:

Lucia di Lammermoor Synopsis

Libretto:

Lucia di Lammermoor Libretto

Translation(s):

English Deutsch

Recitative details:

Type:

recitative

Role(s):

Not entered yet.

Voice(s):

Soprano

Act:

1.08b

Previous scene: Regnava nel silenzio
Next scene: Quando rapito in estasi

Libretto/Lyrics/Text/Testo:

LUCIA
Egli è luce a' giorni miei,
E conforto al mio penar.
Quando rapita in estasi
Del più cocente ardore
Col favellar del core
Mi giura eterna fê,
Gli affanni miei dimentico,
Gioja diviene il pianto,
Parmi che a lui d'accanto,
Sì schiuda il ciel per me.

ALISA
Giorni d' amaro pianto
S' apprestano per te.

English Libretto or Translation:

LUCIA
He brings light to my days,
and solace to my suffering.
When, lost in ecstasy
of ardent passion,
with the language of the heart,
he swears eternal love,
etc.
I forget my sorrows
and joy dries my tears,
and it seems that when I am near him,
heaven opens for me,
etc.

ALISA
Ah, days of bitter weeping
are in store for you, yes, yes,
etc.
Ah, Lucia, give him up.

LUCIA
Ah...When, lost in ecstasy,
etc.

ALISA
He is coming... I shall keep
watch nearby.
(She leaves. Edgardo enters.)