English Versions of Song & Aria Texts
The linked English versions of various sung texts mostly have been made to use in program notes I have written. But, first off, let me state that I am not fluent in any language other than English. My versions have depended on literal translations of others and online translation tools for the meaning of the words. What I have attempted is to take the literal and translate it into poetry, usually as free verse, but sometimes also using the rhyme schemes of the original poetry.
For all texts/translations/versifications of the following go to http://sites.google.com/site/edwardlein/Home/translations, or click on the individual title:
•Berlioz / Gautier : Les nuits d'ete
•Conti: Il mio bel foco
•La llorona (The Weeping Woman) (Folk song)
•Mozart/Metastasio: L'amerò, sarò costante
•Poulenc/Apollinaire: Voyage à Paris
•Poulenc/Vilmorin: Mazurka (English version only)
•Puccini: Donde lieta uscì
•Puccini: Chi bel il sogno di Doretta
•Ravel / Klingsor: Shéhérazade
•Santoliquido: 'I canti della sera'
•Verdi / Piave: La donna è mobile