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from Act I, Scene 1 of the Italian opera I Puritani by Vincenzo Bellini
Libretto: Count Carlo Pepoli

Role: Sir Riccardo Forth, a Puritan, a suitor of Elvira
Voice Part: baritone       Fach: lyric tenor
Setting: Castle ramparts near Plymouth, England, during the English Civil War (1649)
Synopsis: Riccardo laments with his friend Bruno about the loss of Elvira to Arturo.
Range: Tessitura:
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Translations/Aria Texts:
Translation into English by Manuel A. Gutiérrez (added 1998-10-13)
Ah, per sempre...Bel sogno beato, Riccardo's aria from I Puritani

Ah, per sempre io te perdei,   	Oh! Forever I have lost you,
fior d'amore, o mia speranza;  	flower of Love, oh hope of mine;
Ah! La vita che m'avanza      	what's left of my Life
sarà piena di dolor!          	will be filled with pain!
Quando errai per anni ed anni 	When I wandered year after year
in poter della ventura,        	under the power of blind luck,
io sfidai sciagura e affanni  	I challenged calamities and cares
nella speme del tuo amor,     	in the hope of your Love,
io sfidai, ecc..

Bel sogno beato,          	Lovely blessed dream,
di pace e contento,         	of peace and contentment,
o cangia il mio fato,          	either change my fate
o cangia il mio cor.          	or change my heart.
Oh! Come è tormento           	Oh! What torment
nel dì del dolore,             	in that day of sorrow,
la dolce memoria              	the sweet memory
d'un tenero amor.             	of a tender Love.

Translation by Manuel A. Gutiérrez (
Sheet Music/Scores:
Anthology of Italian Opera - Baritone. Published by Ricordi. Available at and
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