Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart : Vedrai Carino from Don Giovanni
January 27, 1756
, December 5, 1791
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.
In this aria Zerlina suggests a cure she can offer to Masetto, one that no doctor can give...
Vedrai, carino, se sei buonino,
che bel rimedio ti voglio dar.
È naturale, non dà disgusto,
e lo speziale non lo sa far.
È un certo balsamo che porto addosso:
dare te’l posso, se’l vuoi provar.
Saper vorresti dove mi sta?
… toccami qua!
You’ll see, my darling; if you are good,
what a fine cure I will give you!
It is a natural one, not unpleasant,
and the chemist can’t make it.
It’s a sure balm which I have with me.
I can give it to you, if you would like to try it.
Do you know where I keep it?
Feel it beating…
…touch me here!
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