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from the one act Italian opera Cavalleria Rusticana by Pietro Mascagni
Libretto: Guido Menasci

Role: Alfio, a village teamster, married to Lola
Voice Part: baritone       Fach: dramatic baritone
Setting: Easter Sunday in the main square of a Sicilian village, Italy, late 1800s
Synopsis: Alfio sings that, though the world is full of troubles, it doesn't bother him for he has a wonderful wife and a fun life.
Range: Tessitura:
D#/Eb3 - F#/Gb4D#/Eb3 - D#/Eb4
Translations/Aria Texts:
Translation into English by Mike Gibb (added 1997-10-26)
Il cavallo scalpita, Alfio's aria from Cavalleria Rusticana

Il cavallo scalpita, 		The horse paws the ground,
I sonagli squillano, 		The bells ring out,
Schiocchi la frusta. Ehi la! 	The whip cracks! 
Soffi il vento gelido, 		The cold wind blows,
Cada l'acqua o nevichi, 	Snow or rain falls,
A me che cosa fa? 		What's it to me?

M'aspetta a casa Lola 		Lola waits for me at home,
Che m'ama e mi consola, 	She loves and consoles me,
Ch'è tutta fedeltà. 		Completely faithful.
Il cavallo scalpiti, 		The horse paws the ground,
I sonagli squillino, 		The bells ring out,
E Pasqua, ed io son qua ! 	It's Easter, and I am home!

Translation by Mike Gibb 
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