Soave sia il vento

This aria, from the opera Così fan tutte, follows an emotional farewell as the sisters, Fiordiligi and Dorabella, singing with Don Alfonso, bid their lovers a safe journey as they pretend to go to war.
May the winds be gentle,
may the waves be calm, …

Così fan tutte, ossia La scuola degli amanti [koˈsi ˈfan ˈtutte] (it.), is an opera in two acts by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, KV 588, based on a libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte. Mozart began with the composition in the autumn of 1789. The opera was premiered on 26 January 1790 in the “old” Burgtheater on Michaelerplatz in Vienna.


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