Then You’ll Remember Me by Michael William Balfe

From Act III of the English opera The Bohemian Girl by Michael William Balfe
Libretto: Alfred Bunn
Role: Thaddeus, a Polish exile and fugitive
Voice Part: tenor       Fach: lyric tenor
Setting: A hall in Count Arnheim’s castle
Synopsis: Count Arnheim’s daughter Arline was kidnapped as a child and raised by gypsies. She has recently been reunited with her father and is living in his castle, but she has fond memories of the gypsy camp and Thaddeus, the man she loved. Thaddeus now comes to her window and sings this serenade.
Translations/Aria Texts:

Libretto entered by Mark D. Lew (added 1999-02-28)

Then you'll remember me, Thaddeus's aria from The Bohemian Girl

When other lips and other hearts
Their tales of love shall tell,
In language whose excess imparts
The power they feel so well:
There may, perhaps, in such a scene,
Some recollection be
Of days that have as happy been,
And you'll remember me!

When coldness or deceit shall slight
The beauty now they prize,
And deem it but a faded light
Which beams within your eyes;
When hollow hearts shall wear a mask,
'Twill break your own to see:
In such a moment I but ask
That you'll remember me!

 

 

Then You’ll Remember Me is a very beautiful Aria from The Bohemian Girl.  Dad hasn’t shared any recollections of this one.

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