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Verdi : La Traviata - Un di', felice, eterea
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ALFREDO
Un di', felice, eterea,
Mi balenaste innante,
E da quel di' tremante
Vissi d'ignoto amor.
Di quell'amor ch'e' palpito
Dell'universo intero,
Misterioso, altero,
Croce e delizia al cor.

VIOLETTA
Ah, se cio' e' ver, fuggitemi
Solo amistade io v'offro:
Amar non so, ne' soffro
Un cosi' eroico amor.
Io sono franca, ingenua;
Altra cercar dovete;
Non arduo troverete
Dimenticarmi allor.

ALFREDO
One day, happily, radiantly,
You shone upon me
And from that day on I have been a tremble
With a love like none I ever knew before.
That love, which is the heart-beat
Of the whole universe,
Mysterious, exalted,
Pain and delight of the heart.

VIOLETTA
Ah, if that is true, flee from me...
I can only offer you friendship;
I cannot love, nor can I bear
Such a grand love.
I am honest and open,
Find yourself someone else
You will not find it difficult
To forget me.