Una furtiva lagrima (from L'Elisir d'amore) arranged for tenor and small orchestra

Composer
Donizetti
Year of composition
1832
Arranger
Lyricist
Felice Romani
Difficulty
Difficult (Grades 7+)
Duration
3 minutes
Genre
Classical music
Instrumentation
Orchestra

L'elisir d'amore is one of the most frequently performed of all Donizetti's operas and there are a number of recordings. According to Opera America, it is the twentieth most frequently performed opera in North America.

This aria was made particularly famous by Caruso (whose recording was used prominently on the soundtrack for the Woody Allen's film Match Point).

This arrangement is written for single woodwind, horn, harp and strings. It can be played by a minimum of 10 players.

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