Saturday, July 30, 2011

Una furtiva lagrima – L’elisir d’amore

One furtive tear
In her eyes welled up…
These festive young people
She seemed to envy…
What more could I want?
She loves me, I see it.
One single instant the palpitations
Of her beautiful heart I sensed!...
With her confused sighing
Almost equaling my sighs!...
Heavens, one can die;
I can’t ask for more.

Here she is…Oh! She increases
The beauty of newborn love!
To be indifferent
One should be this way until she comes
To explain herself.

Juan Diego Florez sings una furtiva lagrima from Donizetti's L'elisir d'amore.
 Paris, 2004 

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