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Quel Guardo il Cavaliere - Barbara Padilla - heartland festival orchestra

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Quel Guardo il Cavaliere from Don Pasquale. Guest soprano Barbara Padilla appears with the Heartland Festival Orchestra and Artistic Director David Commanday. August 27th, 2010

Quel Guardo Il Cavaliere -- That glance the knight

Quel guardo,
il cavaliere in mezzo al cor trafisse,
Piegò i lginocchio e disse :
Son vostro cavalier.
E tanto era in quel guardo
Sapor di paradiso,
Che il cavalier Riccardo,
Tutto d'amor conquiso,
Giurò che ad altra mai,
Non volgeria il pensier."
Ah, ah!

So anch'io la virtù magica
D'un guardo a tempo e loco,
So anch'io come si bruciano
I cori a lento foco,
D'un breve sorrisetto
Conosco anch'io l'effetto,
Di menzognera lagrima,
D'un subito languor,
Conosco i mille modi
Dell'amorose frodi,
I vezzi e l'arti facili
Per adescare un cor.

Ho testa bizzarra,
son pronta vivace,
Brillare mi piace scherzar :
Se monto in furore
Di rado sto al segno,
Ma in riso lo sdegno fo presto a cangiar,
Ho testa bizzarra,
Ma core eccellente, ah!

English Translation

That glance
it pierced the knight's heart;
he fell to his knees and said:
"I am your knight!"
And in that glance there was
such a taste of heaven
that knight Riccardo,
conquered by love,
swore he would never think
of another woman".
Ah, Ah!

I also know the magic virtue
of a glance at the right time in the right place,
I also know how hearts burn
on the slow fire
of a short smile.
I also know the effect
of a deceitful tear,
of a sudden languor...
I know the thousand ways
of love's frauds,
the charms and easy arts
used to seduce a heart.

I have an odd mind,
I have a ready wit,
I like being witty, joking :
If I get angry
I rarely remain calm
But I soon change indignation to a laugh...
I have an odd mind,
but an excellent heart, ah!

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