|The Queen of Spades|
|Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky|
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Ja vas lyublyu (Yeletsky's Aria) from Act II, Scene 1 of the Russian Opera, "The Queen of Spades" ("Pique Dame" or "Pikovaya Dama") by Peter Illyich Tchaikovsky
Libretto : Modest Tchaikovsky
Wait one moment! I simply must speak to you!
I love you, love ou beyond all measure,
I cannot conceive a day without you,
I am ready to accomplish for our sake
A heroic task requiring matchless strength.
But he assured I do not wish in any way
To restrict the liberty of your heart,
I am rad to hide my feelings in order to please you
And master the heat ot jealousy,
I am ready to do an thing, anything for you!
I should like to be not simply a loving husband
Or sometimes a useful servant,
But your friend and always sour consoler.
Yet I see clearly and feel it now
How I allowed myself to be misled by my dreams,
How little trust you have in me, how alien and
How remote I seem to you.
Oh! I am tormented by this remoteness,
All my soul shares in your suffering,
Your sadness is mine. Your tears, I weep them too!
Oh! I am tormented by this remoteness.
All my soul shares in your suffering!