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from Act I, Scene III of the Italian opera Così fan tutte by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Libretto: Lorenzo da Ponte

Role: Guglielmo, a soldier in love with Fiordiligi
Voice Part: baritone       Fach: lyric baritone
Setting: the living room of Dorabella and Fiordiligi
Synopsis: After Fiordiligi basically asks the soldiers disguised as Albanians to leave, Guglielmo sings this aria describing their many virtues, including their big muscles and their large moustaches.
Range: Tessitura:
D3 - E4D3 - D4
Translations/Aria Texts:
Translation into English by Rebecca Burstein (added 2001-01-10)
Non siate ritrosi, Guglielmo's aria from Così fan tutte

Non siate ritrosi, occhietti vezzosi,		Don't be bashful, charming little eyes;
Due lampi amorosi vibrate un po quà.		send two flashes of love for a moment over here.
Felici rendeteci, amate con noi,		Make us happy, love with us,
E noi felicissime faremo anche voi.		And we will make you very happy also.
Guardate, toccate, il tutto osservate;		Look, touch, observe everything;
Siam due cari matti, 				we're two dear madmen, 
siam forti e ben fatti,				we're strong and well made,
E come ognun vede, 				and as everyone can see,
sia merto, sia caso,				whether by merit or by chance,
Abbiamo bel piede, 				We have a fine foot,
bell'occhio, bel naso,				a fine eye, a fine nose -
Guardate bel piede, osservate bell'occhio,	Look: a fine foot, observe: a fine eye,
Toccate bel naso, il tutto osservate:		touch: a fine nose, observe everything;
E questi mustacchi chiamare si possono 		And these mustaches can be called
Trionfi degli uomini, pennacchi d'amor,		manly triumphs, plumes of love -
Trionfi, pennacchi, mustacchi!			triumphs - plumes - mustaches -

Translation by Rebecca Burstein (
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