Aria Database - Search the Database
Search for: within in Search in these results
Check All Records1 aria shown Switch to Summary View | Start Over | View Saved Arias (0)
Sort by: Composer | Opera | Aria | Role | Voice Part | Language
from Act I of the Italian opera Ascanio in Alba by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Libretto: Abbate Giuseppe Parini

Role: Fauno, a shepherd
Voice Part: soprano       Fach: male soprano
Setting: an altar in the countryside
Synopsis: Fauno tells Ascanio that the beautiful countryside was created by a goddess who the locals worship.
Range: Tessitura:
not enterednot entered
Translations/Aria Texts:
Translation into English by Ugo Berardi (added 1999-10-28)
Se il labbro più, Fauno's aria from Ascanio in Alba

Se il labbro più non dice  If I dont speak longer
non giudicarlo ingrato.    dont consider me ungrateful.
Chi a tanto bene è nato    Who ,that was so lucky,
sa ben quanto è felice,    knows well how happy he is,
ma poi spiegar nol sa.     but then he cannot speak about.

Quando agli amici tuoi     When you will come back
torni sul patrio lido      at home, to your friends,
vivi e racconta poi:       then tell them:
ho visto il dolce nido     I have seen the sweet nest
de la primiera età.        of the golden first age.

Translation by Ugo Berardi (
Sheet Music/Scores:
Sort by: Composer | Opera | Aria | Role | Voice Part | Language