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una furtiva lagrima sheet music for violin and cello duet

Una Furtiva Lagrima by Donezetti

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Our violin and cello duet of Una Furtiva Lagrima ( A Furtive Tear) by Donezetti is now available. This hauntingly beautiful tune is the most famous aria from Donizetti’s opera L’Elisir D’Amore  ( The Love Potion) and it seems incongrous that it comes from a comic opera as it  completely transcends its context.
Una Furtiva Lagrima by DonezettiThe plot of the opera
L’Elisir D’Amore tells the story of a village boy called Nemorino who falls in love with  Adina. To win her affection he buys a ‘love potion’ from a visiting quack doctor – not realising that it only contains wine.
About our arrangement
In our arrangement the cello has the tune for a great deal of the time – reflecting the fact that it is a tenor aria. You can buy our duet of the aria here: