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When I realized the size of the task, I decided to publish, as there is still a lot of work to do, and I need to go to the tip tomorrow and cut wood for the house. This is a sketch. The Libretto is for Franco only. Cut and paste copied it to Violette.

Luigi has no Libretto and faithfully sings a sixth below Franco. When he does get a Libretto there will be some changes, as he is unlikely to sing the same as Franco. Also, I will study Donizetti's score and most likely Luigi won't follow Franco so exactly.

In Donizetti's score, Violette's melody follows Franco fairly closely, starting just before Franco finishes. As this score is about 2/3 of Donizetti's score and both Franco and Violette sing the same melody, this is a fair sketch of the completed work, with some excitement later to finish off.

I altered the names and of course wrote my own melodies and harmonies and Libretto.

At this juncture, as I need to write 5 more Libretti with melodies, I decided to present what I have, as I would struggle to meet an early deadline.

I started immediately when the car was ready. I was quite weak and exhausted then, so I haven't done too badly. The speedo is not working, but no doubt I will address that issue some time.
FRANCO:

Ti aspetto il mio fiore.
Struggersi per il tuo amore.
So che mi ami così tanto
Non potrai mai dimenticarmi
Ma tu mantieni le distanze
Guardandomi da lontano
Mi sciogli il cuore tesoro
Posso vivere senza di te?

ANDREA:

Quest'uomo è oltraggioso!
Quel furfante insolente!
Lo considero in disprezzo.
Maledici la sua impudenza!
Devo frenare la mia rabbia.
Questo porta vergogna su tutti.
Cosa penserà la gente?
Cosa porterà il futuro?

VIOLETTA:

Dopotutto mi ama davvero! (FRANCO: Sì, il mio tesoro!)
Mi mostra che ci tiene molto.
Amo quello che fa per me.
Mi piace curiosare nei suoi segreti.
Apprezzo quello che mi insegna.
Amo la bellezza che rivela.
Voglio condividere di più con lui.
Il mio cuore batte forte!

ANATOLIO:

Fanno una coppia deliziosa!
Sono così compatibili.
Si rispettano. Sono leali.
È così bella e premurosa.
La ama con tutto il cuore.
Prego per il loro felice futuro.
Che il Signore li benedica.
Alleluia! Amen!

English Translation

FRANCO:

Waiting for you, my flower.
Pining for your love.
I know that you love me so much.
You can never forget me.
But you keep your distance.
Watching me from afar.
You melt my heart sweetheart.
Can I live without you?

ANDREA:

This man is outrageous!
That insolent scoundrel!
I regard him in disdain.
Curse his impudence!
I need to restrain my rage.
This brings shame upon all.
What will people think?
What will the future bring?

VIOLETTA:

He really does love me after all! (FRANCO: Yes I do, my treasure!)
He shows me that he cares a lot.
I love what he does for me.
I love to pry into his secrets.
I appreciate what he teaches me.
I love the beauty which he reveals.
I want to share more with him.
My heart beats loudly!

ANTONIO:

They make a delightful couple!
They are so compatible.
They respect each other. They are loyal.
She's so beautiful and thoughtful.
He loves her with all his heart.
I pray for their happy future.
May the Lord bless them.
Allelujah! Amen!

I finally got my 7 Operatic Voices. Not too bad: