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Una donna a quindici anni

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Cosi Fan Tutte


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart




Cosi Fan Tutte Synopsis


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Previous scene: Andate la che siete due
Next scene: Sorella cosa dici?

Una donna a quindici anni - KARAOKE / PIANO ACCOMPANIMENT - Così fan tutte - Mozart

Singer: Lucia Popp

Piano accompaniment of “Una donna a quindici anni" ("A woman at fifteen"), Despina's aria from the opera Così fan tutte by Mozart. The libretto is by Lorenzo da Ponte.

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Acompañamiento para piano de “Una donna a quindici anni", el aria de Despina de la ópera Così fan tutte de Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

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N. 19 - Aria

Una donna a quindici anni
Dèe saper ogni gran moda,
Dove il diavolo ha la coda,
Cosa è bene e mal cos'è.

Dèe saper le maliziette
Che innamorano gli amanti,
Finger riso, finger pianti,
Inventar i bei perché.

Dèe in un momento
Dar retta a cento;
Colle pupille
Parlar con mille;
Dar speme a tutti,
Sien belli o brutti;
Saper nascondersi
Senza confondersi;
Senza arrossire
Saper mentire;
E, qual regina
Dall'alto soglio,
Col «posso e voglio»
Farsi ubbidir.
fra sé
Par ch'abbian gusto
Di tal dottrina.
Viva Despina
Che sa servir!

English Libretto or Translation:

No. 19 - Aria

At fifteen a woman
Should know the ways of the world,
Where the devil keeps his tail,
What's right and what is wrong.
She should know the wiles
That ensnare lovers,
How to feign laughter or tears
And to make up good excuses.
At one and the same moment
She must listen to a hundred
But speak with her eyes
To a thousand,
Hold out hope to all,
Be they handsome or plain,
Know how to hide things
Without getting flustered,
Know how to tell lies
Without ever blushing.
And, like a queen
On her lofty throne,
Get her own way
With „I can“ and „I will“
It seems they're taking
To this doctrine;
Hooray for Despina,
She knows how to do it.


Sheetmusic in our database with this aria

G. Schirmer Opera Anthology: Arias for Soprano Volume 2G. Schirmer Opera Anthology: Diction Coach Arias for Soprano Volume 2Prima Donna's AlbumCantolopera: Arias for Coloratura SopranoMozart Opera Arias: Soprano

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