L’elisir d’amore

L’elisir d’amore




L’elisir d’amore (The Elixir of Love) is an opera by the Italian composer Gaetano Donizetti.  It is a melodramma giocoso in two acts.





Una furtiva lagrima
A furtive tear


Una furtiva lagrima

(A Furtive Tear) is the romanza taken from Act II, Scene VIII of the Italian opera, L’elisir d’amore by Gaetano Donizetti.  It is sung by Nemorino (tenor) when he finds that the love potion he bought to win the heart of his dream lady, Adina, works.

Nemorino is in love with Adina, but she isn’t interested in a relationship with an innocent, rustic man.  To win her heart, Nemorino buys a “love potion” with all the money he has in his pocket.  The “love potion” is actually a cheap red wine sold by a traveling con man.  But when he sees Adina weeping, he knows that she has fallen in love with him and is sure that the “Elixir” works.


Una Furtiva Lagrima
(A furtive tear)
sung by Luciano Pavarotti


Una furtiva lagrima Lyrics
(A furtive tear)


Una Furtiva Lagrima
(A furtive tear)
Helmut Lotti and Izzy


lyrics in Italty with English translation



Anna Netrebko y Rolando Villazón – L’elisir d’amore


Chiedi all’aura lusinghiera
(Ask aura flattering)


Io son ricco e tu sei bella
(I am rich and you are beautiful)


L’elisir d’amore (2005)
Una furtiva lacrima




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