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Di quella pira - Cabaletta for "Ah, sì ben mio"
from Act III - The Gypsy's Son, Scene 2 of the Italian opera Il Trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto: Salvatore Cammarano

Role: Manrico, an officer in Prince Urgel's army and the supposed son of the gypsy woman Azucena
Voice Part: tenor       Fach: spinto tenor
Setting: A room adjoining the chapel at Castellor, 1409.
Synopsis: Manrico has discovered that his mother Azucena has been captured by the Count of Luna and is about to be burned at the stake. Furious, Manrico calls together his soldiers and sings valiantly of how they will save Azucena from death.
Range: Tessitura:
E3 - G4G3 - G4
Translations/Aria Texts:
Translation into English by Guia Monti (added 1997-07-09)
Di quella pira, Manrico's aria from Il Trovatore

Di quella pira l' orrendo foco		The flames of that terrible pyre
tutte le fibre m' arse, avvampò!...	inflamed and consumed all my being!...
Empi spegnetela, od io fra poco		Pitiless men, put it out, or I will shortly
col sangue vostro la spegnerò...	do it with your own blood...
Era già figlio prima d' amarti,		I was your son before I began to love you,
non può frenarmi il tuo martir.		Your torments won't stop me.
Madre infelice, corro a salvarti,	Unhappy mother, I run to rescue you
o teco almeno corro a morir!		or I shall die with you!

Translated by Guia K. Monti

Sheet Music/Scores:
The Ultimate Tenor Aria Album (Version 2.0). Published by CD Sheet Music. Available at and
Verdi, Giuseppe. Cantolopera: Verdi Arias for Tenor. Published by Ricordi. Available at and
Franco Corelli - Voices of the Opera Series. Published by Ricordi. Available at and
Verdi, Giuseppe. Favorite Tenor Arias. Published by Ricordi. Available at
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