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from Act III of the Italian opera Edgar by Giacomo Puccini
Libretto: Ferdinando Fontana

Role: Fidelia, a young woman in love with Edgar, sister of Frank and daughter of Gualtiero
Voice Part: soprano       Fach: lyric soprano
Setting: the front of a fortress, Courtray, Flanders, late 19th century
Synopsis: Edgar has supposedly died as a hero in battle. However, at his funeral, it is revealed that he was not quite as good as he was made out to be. In fact, he apparently set fire to his house and wounded Frank in order to run off with the courtesan Tigrana. As the mob cries out for his body to be thrown to the crows, his love Fidelia steps out and sings that, she too was from Edgar's village and knows that his heart and soul were pure even though he may have committed a few small sins.
Range: Tessitura:
C4 - A#/Bb5F4 - F#/Gb5
Translations/Aria Texts:
Libretto entered by Robert Glaubitz (added 1998-05-15)
Nel villaggio d'Edgar, Fidelia's aria from Edgar

Non più!  Fermate!
Angiolo santo!
Osò difenderlo ella soltanto!
D'ogni dolor questo è il più gran dolor :
Insultato veder chi si adorò!
No, puro Edgar tu sei, mio solo amor,
Io ti difenderò!

Nel villaggio d'Edgar,
son nata anch'io
E lo conobbi
Errò...che importa!
Pio era il suo cor,
Se ardente il suo pensier...
E della giovinezza
Il breve error scontò 
Col sangue suo,
Col suo valor!
Or là attender io vo'
Che spunti il giorno...
Con me al villaggio ancor
Ei tornerà!
Riposerà ne nostro cimiter,
Finchè con lui nell'ideal soggiorno...
A me la pace eterna il ciel darà....
Al vostro capitano v'inchinate, o soldati!
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