Soave sia il vento | A trio from Mozart’s opera, Cosí fan tutte


Greetings, Voiceworkers!

We’re tackling Wolfie Amadeus this week, so have a look and a listen and a sing through, if you have a few moments to spare.  It’s not long but it is in Italian and presents some challenges vocally.  I’ve put the Italian and its English translation at the bottom of this post.

Note: This is normally sung as a solo trio.  I have embedded a video from Glyndebourne’s 2006 production DVD below the parts.

PDF of all parts for download

Audio: 3 Parts

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Audio: Soprano part

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Audio: Alto part

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Audio: Baritone part

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Soave sia il vento,
Tranquilla sia l’onda,
Ed ogni elemento
Benigno risponda
Ai nostri {vostri) desir.

English translation:
Gentle is the wind,
Calm is the wave,
And every one of the elements
Answer warmly
To our (your) desire.

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6 Responses to Soave sia il vento | A trio from Mozart’s opera, Cosí fan tutte

  1. Love it! Thanks for the share.

  2. Fabrice says:

    thanks so much for sharing!

  3. Xolelani says:

    Wow both the melody and the lyrics are beautiful

  4. as above says:

    Sorry to nitpick, but the translation should be ‘Let the wind be sweet (OK, gentle if you want), Let the wave be calm…’. The sisters are wishing (subjunctive) their lovers — whom, in fact, they can’t wait to see the backs of — a pleasant voyage.

    But thank you for the post.

    p.s. Have you heard the Schwarzkopf/Ludwig version? I think it’s still hard to beat.

  5. Mab says:


  6. This is so wonderful. Thank you.

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