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from Act I of the Italian opera L'Amico Fritz by Pietro Mascagni
Libretto: P. Suardon

Role: Beppe, a gypsy
Voice Part: mezzo-soprano       Fach: lyric mezzo
Setting: The dining room of Fritz's house, Alsace, late 19th century
Synopsis: After hearing Beppe's violin-playing outside, Fritz invites him inside to perform for his guests. Beppe enters and sings a song to the audience complimenting Fritz's virtues.
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Libretto entered by Ugo Berardi (added 1999-11-04)
Laceri, miseri, tanti bambini, Beppe's aria from L'Amico Fritz

Laceri, miseri, tanti bambini
        languiano qua:
senza la mamma quei poverini
        facean pietà.
Era uno strazio.  Quando, amoroso,
per essi stringersi un cor sentì,
fù il nostro amico quel generoso
        che li nutrì.
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