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from Act III of the Italian opera La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini
Libretto: Giuseppe Giacosa

Role: Mimi, a seamstress
Voice Part: soprano       Fach: lyric soprano
Setting: The barrière d'Enfer, on the outskirts of Paris
Synopsis: Rodolfo and Mimi have had a fight, with Rodolfo saying that Mimi has been flirting with other men. However, the real reason he wants to separate from Mimi is because she is very sick and he cannot bear to watch her die. He reveals this to Marcello, but Mimi overhears him and, after Marcello leaves, she comes to him and asks him to return all of her possessions to her former room.
Range: Tessitura:
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Translations/Aria Texts:
Translation into English by Terri Eickel (added 1997-10-22)
Donde lieta uscì, Mimi's aria from La Bohème

Donde lieta uscì 			Whence happy leaving
al tuo grido d'amore, 			To your cry of love,
torna sola Mimì 			Returns alone Mimi
al solitario nido. 			To solitary nest.
Ritorna un'altra volta 			Returns another time
a intesser finti fior. 			To weave together false flowers.
Addio, senza rancor.			Goodbye, without resentment.

Ascolta, ascolta. 			Listen, listen.
Le poche robe aduna 			The little things gather
che lasciai sparse.			That I have left scattered about
Nel mio cassetto 			In my drawer
stan chiusi quel cerchietto d'or	Are enclosed that gold band
e il libro di preghiere. 		And a book of prayers.
Involgi tutto quanto in un grembiale 	Wrap everything much in a smock
e manderò il portiere...		And I will send the concierge...
Bada, sotto il guanciale 		Pay attention, on the pillow
c'è la cuffietta rosa. 			There is a pink bonnet
Se vuoi serbarla a ricordo d'amor!	If you want, keep a memory of love!
Addio, senza rancor. 			Goodbye, without resentment.

Word by word translation by Terri Eickel
Sheet Music/Scores:
Larsen, Robert. Arias for Soprano. Published by G. Schirmer. Available at and
The Ultimate Soprano Aria Album (Version 2.0). Published by CD Sheet Music. Available at and
Prima Donna's Album. Published by G. Schirmer. Available at and
Anthology of Italian Opera - Soprano. Published by Ricordi. Available at and
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