La Traviata

If Alfredo doesn't return...
to the bosom of his family...
the young man she loves
and who loves her...

and whom she is soon to marry...
would break the engagement...
that would have made them
so happy.

Please don't change into thorns...
the roses of love.
Oh, how I pray that your heart...
will grant my request.
I understand.
I have to leave Alfredo
for a while.

It will be painful for me. Still--
That is not what I ask.
God, what more do you want?
I've granted so much already!
It's still not enough.
You want me to give him up?
You must.
Oh, no, never!
No, never!
Can you not see
the great passion...

that lives and burns
in my breast?

Having neither family
nor friends...

among the living.
Alfredo swore...
he'd be everything to me!
Don't you know
my life is tainted...

with a dreadful malady?
That I know the end is near?