Katherine of November’s Autumn recently sent me the following information regarding Jane Fairfax’s “Italian Melody” (by Rossini) in Emma 3 (1996 Meridian/ITV/A&E television adaptation starring Kate Beckinsale):
I was browsing through the music page of your Emma adaptations site and noticed that the song Jane Fairfax sings in Emma 3 is marked as an Italian melody. I recently learned it’s called “Mi lagnerÃ² tacendo” The lyrics are:
Miï»¿ lagnerÃ² tacendo della mia sorte amara, ah! Ma ch’io non t’ami, o cara, non lo sperar da me. Crudel, farmi penar cosÃ¬, crudel! Ah! Mi lagnerÃ² tacendo della mia sorte amara, Ma ch’io non t’ami, o cara, non lo sperar da me, crudel!
Cecilia Bartoli sings it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hen9Gyc6ovs The part Jane sings is at 3:15. It sounds different since Jane’s version is far less operatic.
THANK YOU, Katherine, for providing this info!