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Celes impersonating Maria
The Aria, as performed in Grand Finale
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The "Aria di Mezzo Carattere" ("Aria of Half Character") is an Aria from the opera Maria and Draco, written by Nobuo Uematsu and Yoshinori Kitase for Final Fantasy VI. It is sung by Celes, while impersonating the opera singer Maria, during the party's attempt to contact Setzer.

Featured in the album Final Fantasy VI: Grand Finale is a live version of the Aria performed in Italian by soprano Svetla Krasteva. The aria is also found in the second full motion video included in Final Fantasy VI as part of Final Fantasy Anthology and Final Fantasy VI for the PlayStation in Europe and Australia with the same lyrics but a different musical arrangement.


Japanese Lyrics

Itoshi no anata wa tooi tokoro e? 
Iro asenu, towa no ai, chikatta bakari ni 
Kanashii toki ni mo, tsurai toki ni mo, 
Sora ni furu, ano hoshi o anata to omoi. 
Nozomanu chigiri o kawasu no desu ka? 
Dou sureba? Nee anata? Kotoba o matsu. 
Arigatou, watashi no aisuru hito yo 
Ichido demo kono omoi yureta watashi ni 
Shizuka ni, yasashiku kotaete kurete, 
Itsumademo, itsumademo anata wo matsu. 
色あせぬ 永久の愛、誓ったばかりに

English Lyrics


GBA version

O my hero, my beloved,
Shall we still be made to part,
Though promises of perennial love
Yet sing here in my heart?
I'm the darkness, you're the starlight
Shining brightly from afar.
Through hours of despair, I offer this prayer
To you, my evening star.
Must my final vows exchanged
Be with him and not with you?
Were you only here to quiet my fear...
O speak! Guide me anew.
I am thankful, my beloved,
For your tenderness and grace.
I see in your eyes, so gentle and wise,
All doubts and fears erased!
Though the hours take no notice
Of what fate might have in store,
Our love, come what may, will never age a day.
I'll wait forevermore!

SNES version

Celes performs the Aria in the SNES version of Final Fantasy VI.
Oh my hero, so far away now.
Will I ever see your smile?
Love goes away, like night into day.
It's just a fading dream.
I'm the darkness, you're the stars.
Our love is brighter than the sun.
For eternity, for me there can be,
Only you, my chosen one...
Must I forget you? Our solemn promise?
Will autumn take the place of spring?
What shall I do? I'm lost without you.
Speak to me once more!
We must part now, my life goes on.
But my heart won't give you up.
Ere I walk away, let me hear you say
I meant as much to you....
So gently, you touched my heart.
I will be forever yours.
Come what may, I won't age a day,
I'll wait for you, always...

Italian lyrics with English translation

Amor mio, caro bene
Perché vai lontan da me?
Giurasti un amor, che mai non dovea
Aver fine per noi

Nei momenti di tristezza
Nei momenti di dolor
A te, mia stella, penso
Con infinito ardore

Un legame senza speme
Perché mai dovrei aver?
Che cosa tu vuoi ch'io faccia oramai
Mi devi dire tu

Ti ringrazio, caro bene
Amor mio, vita mia
Al grave doler, al buio timor
Che il cuore mi turbó

Dolcemente, con amore
Hai risposto al mio gridare
Per sempre ognor, per sempre ognor
Qui a me, t'attenderò
My love, dear one
Why do you go so far from me?
You swore a love that should have never
Have an end for us

In times of sadness
In times of pain
I think of you, my star
With infinite ardor

Why must I have
A bond without hope?
What would you have me do now?
You must tell me

I thank you, dear one
My love, my life
To the grave sorrow, to the dark fear
That disturbed my heart

Sweetly, with love
You have answered to my cries
Forever, every day, forever, everyday
I shall wait for you here

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