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About 'Ho capito from Don Giovanni'
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (biography)
January 27, 1756 , December 5, 1791
Salzburg , Vienna
A child prodigy, Mozart wrote his first symphony when he was eight years old and his first opera at 12. He went on to write some of the most important masterpieces of the Classical era, including symphonies, operas, string quartets and piano music.
Ho capito, signor sì!
Chino il capo e me ne vo.
Giacch´ piace a voi così,
Altre repliche non fo.
Cavalier voi siete già.
Dubitar non posso affé;
Me lo dice la bontà
Che volete aver per me.
a Zerlina, a parte
Fosti ognor la mia ruina!
a Leporello, che lo vuol condur seco
È una cosa molto onesta!
Faccia il nostro cavaliere
cavaliera ancora te.
Oh of course, Sir, I perceive, I perceive,
At your wish I'm deaf and dumb,
I will humbly take my leave,
Ne'er to common sense succumb.
No, no, no, nevermore.
You're a gentleman, I know,
That to doubt were wrong indeed,
Vulgar loves you can't allow, gentle wishes to impede.
aside to Zerlina
By the Powers, I will shun thee,
Oh, thou flirt, thou hast undone me,
to Leporello, who wants to lead him off
Stay behind here!
'Tis not what I thought to find here!
Always trust a noble's honour,
This should be the vassal's creed.