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from Act I, Scene 1 of the Italian opera I Due Foscari by Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto: Francesco Maria Piave

Role: Jacopo Foscari, the son of Francesco Foscari
Voice Part: tenor       Fach: spinto
Setting: A hall in the Foscari palace, Venice, 1457
Synopsis: Jacopo has been exiled from Venice and has now been brought before the Venetian Council of Ten (headed by his father) to face charges of murder. He sings of Venice and how he missed it in his exile.
Range: Tessitura:
F3 - G#/Ab4G#/Ab3 - F#/Gb4
Translations/Aria Texts:
Libretto entered by Robert Glaubitz (added 1997-04-17)
Dal più remoto esilio, Jacopo's aria from I Due Foscari

Dal più remoto esiglio
Sull'ali del desio
A te sovente rapido
Volava il pensier mio.
Come adorata vergine
Te vagheggiando il core
L'e siglio ed il dolore 
Quasi sparian per me.
Sheet Music/Scores:
Verdi, Giuseppe. Arias for Tenor. Published by Ricordi. Available at and
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