Ah, I’ve lost you forever, My flower of love, oh my hope; Ah! The life ahead of me Will be full of sorrow! When I wandered for years and years Under the power of misfortune, I defied grief and disaster In the hope of your love. Lovely, blessed dream, Of peace and contentment, Change my fate, Or change my heart. Oh! What a torment On the day of my grief, The sweet memory Of a tender love.
Dmitri Hvorostovsky sings an aria from Bellini's I Puritani.