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from Act III of the Italian opera Turandot by Giacomo Puccini
Libretto: Giuseppe Adami

Role: Liú, a slave girl
Voice Part: soprano       Fach: lyric soprano
Setting: The gardens before the walls of Peking
Synopsis: After being captured and tortured because she knows Calaf's name, Liú is asked by Turandot why she resists the torture so well. She replies that her love for the "Unknown Prince" keeps her from telling his name. She sings that Turandot's icy heart will one day be melted by Calaf and that Turandot will love him as Liú does now.
Range: Tessitura:
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Translations/Aria Texts:
Libretto entered by Christie Turner (added 1999-02-17)
Tu che di gel sei cinta, Liú's aria from Turandot

Tu che di gel sei cinta,
Da tanta fiamma vinta,
L'amerai anche tu!
Prima di questa aurora,
Io chiudo stanca gli occhi,
Perche egli vinca ancora
Ei vinca ancora
Per non vederlo piu!
Sheet Music/Scores:
Larsen, Robert. Arias for Soprano. Published by G. Schirmer. Available at and
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