Le nozze di Figaro


This beautiful masterpiece was composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart who was born in 1756. He was a very talented man who started composing music at the age of five. Due to their great qualities, he composed over 600 works and he was considered one of the most influential composers by many years. Mozart died at 1 am on 5 December 1791 at the age of 35.

One of the most famous Masterpieces is definitely “Le Nozze di Figaro” which is divided into four parts. “Voi che sapete che cosa e amor” Is a beautiful composition which is interpreted by a countertenor that is a man with a special voice, sometimes is also interpreted by a mezzo-soprano.

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Le nozze di Figaro

"Voi che Sapete che Cosa e Amor"

Voi che sapete che cosa è amor,
donne, vedete s'io l'ho nel cor.
Quello ch'io provo vi ridirò,
è per me nuovo, capir nol so.

Sento un affetto pien di desir,
ch'ora è diletto, ch'ora è martir.
Gelo e poi sento l'alma avvampar,
e in un momento torno a gelar.

Ricerco un bene fuori di me,
non so chi'l tiene, non so cos'è.
Sospiro e gemo senza voler,
palpito e tremo senza saper.

Non trovo pace notte né dì,
ma pur mi piace languir così.
Voi che sapete che cosa è amor,
donne, vedete s'io l'ho nel cor.

Amadeus Mozart

The Marriage of Figaro

"You Who Know What Love Is"

You ladies know what love is,
see if what is in my heart is.
I'll tell you what I feel,
but it is new to me and I don't understand it.

I feel full of a desire
which is now a delight then a torment
one moment my spirit is on fire
the next I turn to ice

I seek something beyond myself
but I don't know what is it
I sigh and weep without wishing to,
I tremble without knowing why

I find no peace by night or day,
but enjoy languishing like this
You ladies know what love is,
see if is what is in my heart.

Amadeus Mozart


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