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Aria Lyrics & Text Translations

If you're not fluent in foreign languages, how are you to know what the great arias are about? Most opera companies display the text translations on screens above the stage or on the backs of the seats in tandem with the performance. Those of you looking for translations now, look no further. I've put together a large selection of lyrics and translations of popular arias and art songs.

"A un dottor della mia sorte" Lyrics and Translation
Learn the lyrics to this famous Mozart aria sung by Dr. Bartolo in the opera, The Barber of Seville.

"Ah, je ris de me voir" Lyrics and Translation
Sung by Marguerite, this beautiful aria always puts me in a good mood. Learn the lyrics to Gounod's "Ah, je ris de me voir" from the opera, Faust.

"Allons! Courage et confiance...Ah! vivre deux!" Lyrics and Text Translation
Learn the French lyrics and English translation of Hoffman's aria sung in the first act of Offenbach's opera, Les Contes d'Hoffmann.

Ave Maria Text and English Translation
Learn the text and English translation of the Latin prayer, Ave Maria, which is used in many classical music works.

Bell Song Lyrics and English Translation
"Ou va la jeune Indoue" (Bell Song) from Delibes' opera, Lakme is instantly recognizable. Learn the lyrics and translation to this famous aria.

"Bella siccome un angelo" Lyrics and Text Translation
Donizetti's "Bella siccome un angelo" from the opera, Don Pasquale, sung by Malatesta, is a beautiful aria. Learn the lyrics and text translation.

"Catalog Aria" Lyrics and Text Translation
Leporello's "Catalog Aria" lyrics and English translation from Mozart's opera Don Giovanni.

"Caro Nome" Lyrics and Text Translation
"Caro Nome" lyrics and English text translation from Verdi's famous opera, Rigoletto.

"Celeste Aida" Lyrics and Text Translation
"Celeste Aida" lyrics and English text translation from Verdi's opera, Aida.

"Casta Diva" Lyrics and Text Translation
"Casta Diva" lyrics and text translation from Bellini's opera, Norma.

"Che gelida manina" Lyrics and Text Translation
"Che gelida manina" lyrics and text translation from Puccini's La Boheme.

"Connais-tu le pays" Lyrics and Text Translation
Learn the lyrics to "Connais-tu le pays," sung by Mignon in the opera, Mignon, by Thomas Ambroise.

"Credo in un Dio crudel" Lyrics and Text Translation
Sung by Iago, this frightening aria reveals Iago's evil nature. Learn the lyrics to "Credo in un Dio crudel" from Verdi's opera, Otello.

D'amour l'ardente flamme Lyrics
Berlioz' opera, La Damnation de Faust, is home to beautiful arias, including "D'amour l'ardente flamme" (Loves fiery flame). Learn the lyrics to this amazing aria.

"Der Holle Rache" Lyrics and Text Translatioin
Lyrics and text translation of "Der Holle Rache" from Mozart's Magic Flute.

“Donde lieta uscì” Lyrics and Text Translation
Learn the lyrics and English translation of Mimi’s third act aria, “Donde lieta usci,” from Puccini’s opera, La Boheme.

"Du kennest jenen stillen Ort" Lyrics and Text Translation
"Du kennest jenen stillen Ort," is an aria sung by Claudio from Richar Wagner's opera, Das Liebesverbot. Learn the lyrics and translation of "Du kennest jenen stillen Ort."

“Dünkt dich das?” Lyrics and Text Translation
Learn Tristan’s third act aria, “Dunkt dich das?” from Wagner’s famous opera, Tristan und Isolde.

"Es gibt ein Reich" Lyrics and Translation
"Es gibt ein Riech" from Strauss' opera, Ariadne auf Naxos, is a beautiful and dramatic soprano aria. Learn the lyrics and English translation today.

"Elle ne croyait pas" Lyrics and Text Translation
Learn the lyrics to Wilhelm's beautiful aria "Elle ne croyait pas" from the opera, Mignon.

"Fantaisie aux divins mensonges" Lyrics and Text Translation
This beautiful tenor aria is sung by Gerard in Delibes' opera, Lakme, in the first act. Learn the lyrics and English translation of "Fantaisie aux divins mensonges."

Flower Duet Lyrics and Text Translation
Lyrics and text translation for Delibes' Flower Duet "Sous le dome epais" from Lakme.

Habanera Lyrics and Text Translation
The lyrics and English translation of Habanera from Bizet's Carmen.

"Hier im ird'schen Jammerthal" Lyrics and Translation
Learn Casper's aria, "Hier im ird'schen Jammerthal," from Carl Maria von Weber's opera, Der Freischutz.

"Ich lade gern mir Gaste ein" Lyrics and Translation
Johann Strauss' opera, Die Fledermaus, is a great opera with a handful of memorable arias. Learn the lyrics and translation of "Ich lade gern mir Gaste ein."

"Il dolce suono" Lyrics and Text Translation
Lyrics and text translation of "Il dolce suono" from Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor.

"In Mohrenland gefangen war ein Mädel" Lyrics and Text Translation
Learn the lyrics and text translation of Pedrillo's aria "In Mohrenland gefangen war ein Mädel" from Mozart's opera, Die Entführung aus dem Serail.

"In uomini, in soldati" Lyrics and Text Translation
"In unomini, in soldati" is sung by Despina from Mozart's opera, Cosi fan tutte. Learn the lyrics to this delightful aria.

"Je vais le voir" Text and English Translation
Sung by Hero in Berlioz' opera, Beatrice et Benedict, this beautiful French aria is hard to understand. But with these lyrics and translations, you can follow along and understand what is happening in the scene.

"La ci darem la mano" Lyrics and Translation
"La ci darem la mano" Italian lyrics from Mozart's "Don Giovanni" with English translation.

"La donna e mobile" Lyrics and Text Translation
Lyrics and English translation of "La donna e mobile" from Verdi's Rigoletto.

La Fleur Que Tu M'avais Jetée Lyrics and Text Translation
Sung by Don Jose, La Fleur Que Tu M'avais Jetée (The Flower Song), is a beautiful aria from Bizet's opera, Carmen. Learn the lyrics and text translation to this famous aria.

"Ah, pescator affonda l'esca" Lyrics and English Translation
Sung by the evil Barnaba, learn the lyrics and translation of "Ah, pescator affonda l'esca" from Ponchielli's opera, La Gioconda.

Largo al factotum Lyrics and Text Translation
From Rossini's famous opera, Il barbiere di Siviglia, here are the lyrics and translation of Figaro's most famous aria, "Largo al factotum."

"Lascia ch'io pianga" Lyrics and Text Translation
Learn the lyrics to Almirena's second act aria, "Lascia ch'io pianga," from the famous opera, Rinaldo, by George Frideric Handel.

Les Oiseaux Dans la Charmille Lyrics and Text Translation
Lyrics and text translation of "Les Oiseaux Dans la Charmille" (Doll's Song) from Offenbach's Les Contes d'Hoffmann.

"Ombre légère" Lyrics and Text Translation
Meyerbeer's "Ombre légère" lyrics and text translation from the opera Dinorah, ou le pardon de Ploërmel.

Mein Herr Marquis, ein Mann wie Sie Lyrics and Translation
Learn the lyrics to Adele’s aria in the 2nd act of Johann Strauss opera, Die Fledermaus.

"Mi chiamano Mimi" Lyrics and Text Translation
Sung by Mimi in Puccini's opera, La Boheme, learn the lyrics and translation to this famous aria.

Modern Major General Lyrics
To appreciate the humor in Gilbert and Sullivan's Major-General song from the opera, Pirates of Penzance, you'll need to read along with these tongue-twisting lyrics.

"Nessun Dorma" Lyrics and Text Translation
"Nessun Dorma" lyrics and text translation from Puccini's Turandot.

"Quando men vo" Lyrics and Text Translation
Sung by Musetta in Puccini's famous opera, La Boheme, learn the lyrics to the beautiful aria, "Quando men vo."

"Non più andrai" Lyrics and Text Translation
Lyrics and English translation of "Non più andrai" from Mozart's Figaro.

"Non so piu cosa son, cosa faccio" Lyrics and Text Translation
Learn the lyrics and English translation of Cherubino's first act aria in Mozart's opera, Le Nozze di Figaro.

"O du, mein holder Abendstern" Lyrics and Text Translation
Baritone arias may not be as famous as the tenor or soprano arias, but here's one that should be. Learn the lyrics to Wagner's "O du, mein holder Abendstern."

"O mio babbino caro" Lyrics and Text Translation
Learn the lyrics to Puccini's famous aria, "O mio babbino caro" from his opera, Gianni Schicchi, as well as the English text translation.

"O messager de Dieu" Lyrics and Translation
This stunning aria is sung by Thais in the 3rd act of Massenet's opera, Thais. Learn the lyrics to "O messager de Dieu."

"O Sole Mio" Lyrics and English Text Translation
Eduardo di Capua's "O Sole Mio" lyrics and English translation.

"O noble lame étincelante" Lyrics and Translation
Sung by the hero, Rodrigue, in Jules Massenet's opera, Le Cid, this aria is about the victorious battle he had just fought. Learn the lyrics to "O noble lame étincelante."

"O Patria Mia" Lyrics and Text Translation
Understand Aida's pain as she sings "O Patria Mia" in Verdi's opera, Aida.

"O quante volte" Lyrics and Text Translation
"O quante volte" lyrics and text translation from Bellini's I Capuleti e I Montecchi.

"O wär' ich schon mit dir vereint" Lyrics and Text Translation
Sung in the first act of Beethoven's opera, Fidelio, Marzelline's aria, "O wär' ich schon mit dir vereint," is a delightful song about her daydream of spending a blissful married life with her father's assistant, Fidelio. Learn the lyrics and text translation of "O wär' ich schon mit dir vereint."

“Ore dolci e divine” Lyrics and English Translation
Learn the lyrics to Magda’s aria, “Ore dilci e divine,” from Puccini’s opera, La Rondine.

Panis Angelicus Lyrics and Text Translation
"Panis Angelicus" lyrics and text translation composed by Cesar Franck and famously sung by Luciano Pavarotti.

"Pensieri, voi mi tormentate" Lyrics and Text Translation
Sung in the second act of Handel's famous opera, Agrippina, Agrippina sings of her doubts about her deceptive plan to place her son on the throne.

"Percé jusques au fond du coeur" Lyrics and Text Translation
Sung by Rodrigue in Massenet's opera, Le Cid, this tragic song conveys the young man's irresoluteness prior to entering a duel. Learn the lyrics and translation of "Percé jusques au fond du coeur."

"Pie Jesu" Lyrics and English Text Translation
Andrew Lloyd Webber's "Pie Jesu" was composed to honor his father, who passed away in 1982. Learn the lyrics to this beautiful aria today.

"Pleurez! pleurez mes yeux!" Lyrics and Text Translation
Learn the lyrics to Chimene's aria "Pleurez! pleurez mes yeux!" from Jules Massenet's opera, Le Cid.

"Que fais-tu, blanche tourterelle?" Lyrics and Text Translation
Sung by Stephano in act three of Gounod's opera, Romeo et Juliette, this aria is a message to the Capulet's that their beautiful white dove (Juliette) will one day flee to be with the pigeon (Romeo).

"Quel guardo, il cavaliere" Lyrics and Text Translation
Norina's aria, "Quel guardo, il cavaliere" from Donizetti's opera, Don Pasquale, is a playful song describing how she knows all about snagging a man.

Salve Regina Latin Text and English Translation
Learn the Latin text of the Salve Regina prayer along with the English translation.

"Sempre all'alba ed alla sera" Lyrics and Text Translation
"Sempre all'alba ed alla sera" from Verdi's opera, Giovanna d'Arco, is sung by Giovanna as she prays for the ability to battle in the war. Learn the lyrics to this aria.

"Sempre Libera" Lyrics and Text Translation
"Sempre Libera" lyrics and text translation from Verdi's La Traviata.

"Si, che un tuo solo accento" Lyrics and Text Translation
Sung in the first act of Donizetti's opera, La Favorita, Fernand is told by his lover that they cannot be together. He uses his opportunity to fight in the army to earn honor and glory in order to convince her otherwise. Learn the lyrics and English translation of "Si che un tuo solo accento."

"Sombre foret" Lyrics and Text Translation
Sung by Mathilde in the 2nd act of Rossini's opera, Guillaume Tell, you will love this sublime aria. Learn the lyrics and translation of "Sombre foret."

"Songs My Mother Taught Me" Lyrics and Text Translation
"Songs My Mother Taught Me" lyrics and text translation.

Song to the Moon Lyrics and Text Translation
One of the most beautiful arias is Dvorak's "Song to the Moon" from the opera, Rusalka. Learn the lyrics to today.

"Stride la vampa" Lyrics and English Text Translation
Learn the lyrics and English translation of Verdi's aria, Stride la vampa, from the opera, Il Trovatore.

"Toi qui mis la pitié" Lyrics and Translation
Learn the lyrics of “Toi qui mis la pitie” sung by Athanael in Jules Massenet’s opera, Thais.

Toreador Song Lyrics and Text Translation
Toreador Song lyrics and text translation from Bizet's Carmen.

"Tu puniscimi, O Signore" Lyrics and Text Translation
Title character, Luisa, in the opening of the 2nd act of Verdi's opera, Luisa Miller, writes a letter dictated by Wurm, telling her true love that their relationship was a lie. Learn the lyrics to "Tu puniscimi, O Signore."

"Un bel di, vedremo" Lyrics and Text Translation
Lyrics and English translation of Puccini's "Un bel di, vedremo" from Madama Butterfly

"Va, Pensiero" Lyrics and Text Translation
Learn the lyrics and English translation to Verdi's beloved Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves from the opera, Nabucco.

Verdi's Dies Irae Lyris and Text Translation
Lyrics and English text translation of Verdi's Dies Irae.

"Voi che sapete che cosa e amor" Lyrics and Text Translation
Learn the lyrics to Cherubino's famous aria in Mozart's opera, Le Nozze di Figaro.

"Vissi d'Arte" Lyrics and Text Translation
"Vissi d'Arte" from Puccini's Tosca lyrics and text translation.

Una Furtiva Lagrima Lyrics and Translation
"Una fortiva lagrima" lyrics and text translation from Donizetti's L'elisir d'amore.

"Was duftet doch der Flieder" Lyrics and Text Translation
The beautiful baritone aria, "Was duftet doch der Flieder" is sung by Sach in Wagner's opera, Die Meistersinger von Nurnburg. Learn the lyrics to "Was duftet doch der Flieder."

"Wie ein schoener Frühlingsmorgen" Lyrics and Text Translation
Sung by Aubry in the 2nd half of Marschner's opera, Der Vampyr, we learn that he is so distraught by previous events that death and madness are the least of his worries. Learn the lyrics and translation of "Wie ein schoener Frühlingsmorgen."

"Zeffiretti lusinghieri" Lyrics and Translation
Ilia's aria "Zeffiretti lusinghieri" from Mozart's famous opera, Idomeneo, is sung in the last act. Learn the lyrics to this fantastic aria.

"D'amore al dolce impero" Lyrics and Translation
Sung by Armida, learn the lyrics and translation of the aria "D'amore al dolce impero," from Rossini's opera, Armida.

"Près des remparts de Séville" Lyrics and Text Translation
Learn the French lyrics and English translation of Carmen's aria, "Près des remparts de Séville" from the opera, Carmen, by Bizet.

“Piff, Paff” Lyrics and Text Translation
“Piff, Paff,” is sung by Marcel in the first act of Giacomo Meyerbeer’s opera, Les Huguenots. Learn the French lyrics and English translation of this famous aria.

"Plus blanche que la blanche hermine" Lyrics and Translation
Sung by Raoul in the first act of Meyerbeer's opera, Les Huguenots, learn the lyrics to "Plus blanche que la blanche hermine."

"Je vous écris de ma petite chambre" Lyrics and Text Translation
This aria is sung by Charlotte in the third act of Jules Massenet's opera, Werther. Learn the lyrics and translation of "Je vous écris de ma petite chambre."

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