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Ah! non credea mirarti - Part of No. 14
from Act II, Scene 2 of the Italian opera La Sonnambula by Vincenzo Bellini
Libretto: Felice Romani

Role: Amina, an orphan who has been adopted by Teresa, engaged to Elvino
Voice Part: soprano       Fach: lyric coloratura
Setting: Near the mill in a Swiss village, early 19th century
Synopsis: While sleepwalking, Amina prays for Elvino and then sings her sorrow. She remembers the engagement ring that he took from her when he believed she was unfaithful to him.
Range: Tessitura:
E4 - A5A4 - G5
Translations/Aria Texts:
Translation into English by Elise Curran (added 1998-10-04)
Ah! non credea mirarti, Amina's aria from La Sonnambula

Ah,non credea mirarti         		Oh, I didn't believe to see you
si presto estinto, o fiore;          	so quickly extinct, o flowers;
passasti al par d'amore,           	you have passed away like love
che un giorno sol(o) duro.          	that one day only lasted.

Potria novel vigore              	Perhaps new life
il pianto mio recarti      		my tears will bring to you
ma ravvivar l'amore             	but to revive love
il pianto mio, ah no, non puo.     	my tears, o no, cannot.

Ah, non giunge uman pensiero   		O, inconceivable human thought
al contento ond'io son piena:      	a wave of contentment I am full:
a miei sensi io credo appena;      	In my feelings I can hardly believe
tu m'affida o mio tesor.            	you assure me, o my treasure(darling).

Ah, mi abbraccia, e sempre insieme,   	O, embrace me, and always together,
sempre uniti in una speme,          	always united in a single hope,
della terra, in cui viviamo         	of the world, we live in
ci formiamo un ciel d'amor.        	we will make a heaven of love.

Translation by Elise Curran (
Sheet Music/Scores:
The Ultimate Soprano Aria Album (Version 2.0). Published by CD Sheet Music. Available at and
Prima Donna's Album. Published by G. Schirmer. Available at and
Anthology of Italian Opera - Soprano. Published by Ricordi. Available at and
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