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from Act II, Scene 2 of the Italian opera L'Elisir d'Amore by Gaetano Donizetti
Libretto: Felice Romani

Role: Adina, a rich young farm owner
Voice Part: soprano       Fach: soubrette
Setting: The interior of Adina's house in an Italian village, 19th century
Synopsis: Adina has purchased Nemorino's enlistment papers back from the army. She has realized that she loves him and doesn't want him to enlist and so she advises him to stay at home where everyone loves him.
Range: Tessitura:
C4 - C6F4 - A5
Translations/Aria Texts:
Translation into English by Naomi Gurt Lind (added 1997-06-20)
Prendi, per me sei libero, Adina's aria from L'Elisir d'Amore

Prendi, per me sei libero   	Take it, because of me you are free
Resta nel suol natio	   	Stay on your native soil
Non v'ha destin si rio   	There is not destiny for you so bitter
Che non si cangi un di.  Resta!	That will not change one day.  Stay!
Qui dove tutti t'amano	   	Here where everyone loves you
Saggio, amoroso, onesto   	Wise, loving, honest
Sempre scontento e mesto   	Always unhappy and miserable
No, non sarai cosi.   		No, you will not always be that way.

Translation by Naomi Gurt Lind
Sheet Music/Scores:
The Ultimate Soprano Aria Album (Version 2.0). Published by CD Sheet Music. Available at and
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