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Vedi come in sul confine del Vesevo il ciel s'indora e le aurette mattutine[, sí,] stan quell'onde a carezzar. Vieni, o cara, in su quest'ora par che rida cielo e mar [mare]. Or beltade e amor t'arride, ma beltade e amor non dura. Vieni, o Lisa, finchè ride[, sí,] lieto a noi degl'anni il fior [fiore]. Fra il gioir della natura deh, ragiona a me d'amor.
- by Leopoldo Tarantini (1811 - 1882) [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive):
- by Gaetano Donizetti (1797 - 1848), "L'aurora" [voice and piano], from Nuits d'Été à Pausilippe, no. 8. [ sung text checked 1 time]
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- ENG English (John Glenn Paton) , "Dawn", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
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Look how in the area around Vesuvius the sky turns golden and the morning breezes are ready to caress every wave. Come, my dear, just at this time it seems that the sky and the sea are smiling. Now beauty and love smile upon you, but beauty and love do not last. Come, o Lisa, until the flower of years smiles happily for us. Surrounded by the joy of nature, please, talk to me of love.
- Translation from Italian (Italiano) to English copyright © 2016 by John Glenn Paton, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.
This text was added to the website: 2016-02-15
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