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Bellini: Sei Ariette, #1 "Malinconia Ninfa Gentile - Sumi Jo

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Uploaded on Jul 8, 2007

by Vincenzo Bellini (1801-1835) , "Malinconia, Ninfa gentile" , from Sei Ariette, #1.
Based on a text in Italian by Ippolito Pindemonte (1753-1828)

Language: ITALIAN


Malinconia, Ninfa gentile,
la vita mia consacro a te;
i tuoi piaceri chi tiene a vile,
ai piacer veri nato non è.

Fonti e colline chiesi agli Dei;
m'udiro alfine, pago io vivrò,
né mai quel fonte co' desir miei,
né mai quel monte trapasserò.

Translation:

Melancholy, gentle nymph,
I devote my life to you.
One who despises your pleasures
Is not born to true pleasures.

I asked the gods for fountains and hills;
They heard me at last; I will live satisfied
Even though, with my desires, I never
Go beyond that fountain and that mountain.


by Vincenzo Bellini (1801-1835) , "Malinconia, Ninfa gentile" , from Sei Ariette, no. 1.

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