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Nacqui all'affanno, al pianto - rondò with chorus
from Act II, Scene 3 of the Italian opera La Cenerentola by Gioacchino Rossini
Libretto: Jacopo Ferretti

Role: Angelina (Cenerentola), Don Magnifico's step-daughter
Voice Part: contralto       Fach: lyric mezzo
Setting: The throne room
Synopsis: Now married to Prince Ramiro, Cenerentola asks her husband to act upon her desire for vengeance - by granting a pardon to her relatives. She then goes on to sing that her life has been transformed by love as quickly as lightning. She continues, singing that she forgives all who wronged her before and wants only to embrace them. No longer by the cinders will she sing her sad song!
Range: Tessitura:
G#/Ab3 - B5B3 - G5
Translations/Aria Texts:
Libretto entered by Robert Glaubitz (added 1997-03-31)
Nacqui all'affanno e al pianto, Cenerentola's aria from La Cenerentola

Nacqui all'affanno e al pianto,
Soffrì tacendo il core;
Ma per soave incanto
Dell'età mia nel fiore,
Come un baleno rapido
La sorte mia, la sorte mia cangiò.

No, no! tergete il ciglio :
Perchè tremar, perchè?
A questo sen volate,
Figlia, sorella, amica,
Tutto, tutto, tutto, tutto trovate in me.
Padre, sposo, amico, oh istante!

Non più mesta accanto al fuoco
Starò sola a gorgheggiar, no!
Ah fu un lampo, un sogno, un gioco
Il mio lungo palpitar.
Sounds:
none
Sheet Music/Scores:
The Ultimate Soprano Aria Album (Version 2.0). Published by CD Sheet Music. Available at Amazon.com and Sheetmusicplus.com.
Recordings:
none
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