Una furtiva lagrima by Maus Merryjest published on 2013/01/05 00:22:01 +0000 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. A single furtive tear from her eyes sprang: As if of those playful youths envious she appeared to become. What more need I look for? What more need I look for? She loves me! Yes, she loves me, I see it. I see it. Just for an instant the beating of her beautiful heart I felt! And my sighs became as one fleetingly with her sighs! Her heart beating, her heart beating to feel, our sighs confounded as one... Heavens! Yes I could, I could die! More I can't ask, I can't ask. Oh, heavens! Yes I could! Yes I could die! More I can't ask, I can't ask. Yes I could die! If I could die of love.