Una Voce Poco Fa: Cecilia Bartoli

Una voce poco fa
from Act I, Scene II of the Italian opera, Il Barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville) by Gioacchino Rossini
Libretto : Cesare Sterbini

Una voce poco fa A voice has just
qui nel cor mi risuonò; echoed here into my heart
il mio cor ferito è già, my heart is already wounded
e Lindor fu che il piagò. and it was Lindoro who shot.
Sì, Lindoro mio sarà; Yes, Lindoro will be mine
lo giurai, la vincerò. I’ve swore it, I’ll win.
Il tutor ricuserà, The tutor will refuse,
io l’ingegno aguzzerò. I’ll sharpen my mind
Alla fin s’accheterà finally he’ll accept,
e contenta io resterò. and happy I’ll rest.
Sì, Lindoro mio sarà; Yes, Lindoro will be mine
lo giurai, la vincerò. I’ve swore it, I’ll win.
Io sono docile, son rispettosa, I’m gentle, respectful
sono obbediente, dolce, amorosa; I’m obedient, sweet, loving
mi lascio reggere, mi fo guidar. I let be ruled, I let be guided
Ma se mi toccano dov’è il mio debole But if they touch where my weak spot is
sarò una vipera e cento trappole I’ll be a viper and a hundred traps
prima di cedere farò giocar. before giving up I’ll make them fall

393px-Rossini

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About layanglicana

Author of books on Calcutta, Delhi and Dar es Salaam, I am now blogging as a lay person about the Church of England and the Anglican Communion. I am also blogging about the effects of World War One on the village of St Mary Bourne, Hampshire.
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