Translation © by Mirna Rubim

Aria (Cantilena)
Language: Portuguese (Português) 
Available translation(s): ENG ENG FRE GER ITA
Tarde uma nuvem rósea lenta e transparente.
Sobre o espaço, sonhadora e bela!
Surge no infinito a lua docemente,
Enfeitando a tarde, qual meiga donzela
Que se apresta e a linda sonhadoramente,
Em anseios d'alma para ficar bela
Grita ao céu e a terra toda a Natureza!
Cala a passarada aos seus tristes queixumes
E reflete o mar toda a Sua riqueza...
Suave a luz da lua desperta agora
A cruel saudade que ri e chora!
Tarde uma nuvem rósea lenta e transparente
Sobre o espaço, sonhadora e bela!

Authorship

Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Mirna Rubim) , "Aria (Cantilena)", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Laura Claycomb) , "Aria", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Air (Cantilène)", copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , "Aria (Cantilena)", copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Fausta Libardi) (Italo Mauro) , "Aria (Cantilena)", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Mirna Rubim

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:24
Line count: 13
Word count: 89

Aria (Cantilena)
Language: English  after the Portuguese (Português) 
Evening, a rosy, slow and transparent cloud
Over the space dreamy and beautiful
The Moon sweetly appears in the horizon, 
Decorating the afternoon like a nice damsel
Who rushes and dreamy adorns herself 
With an anxious soul to become beautiful
Shout all Nature to the Sky and to the Earth! 
All birds become silent to the Moon's complains
And the Sea reflects its great splendor.
Softly, the shining Moon just awakes 
The cruel missing that laughs and cries.
Evening, a rosy, slow and transparent cloud
Over the space dreamy and beautiful...

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  • Translation from Portuguese (Português) to English copyright © by Mirna Rubim, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you must ask the copyright-holder(s) directly for permission. If you receive no response, you must consider it a refusal.

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Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:24
Line count: 13
Word count: 91