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from Act II of the Italian opera Manon Lescaut by Giacomo Puccini
Libretto: Marco Praga

Voice Part: soprano       Fach: spinto soprano
Setting: Geronte’s house, Paris, France, 18th century
Synopsis: After dancing a minuet with Geronte, Manon sings a song about the joy of the shepherdess when her true love comes to her.
Range: Tessitura:
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Translations/Aria Texts:
Libretto entered by Carol Wellen (added 1997-06-20)
L’ora, o Tirsi, è vaga e bella, Manon's aria from Manon Lescaut

L’ora, o Tirsi, è vaga e bella.
Ride il giorno, ride intorno
la fida pastorella.
Te sospira, per te spira.
Ma tu giungi e in un baleno
viva e lieta, è dessa allor!
Ah!  Vedi il ciel com’è sereno
sul miracolo d’amor!

Sheet Music/Scores:
The Ultimate Soprano Aria Album (Version 2.0). Published by CD Sheet Music. Available at and
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