Ah perdona al primo affetto
Free Vocal Sheet Music

Ah perdona al primo affetto is a little-known duet for high voices by Mozart.

This free vocal sheet music is very pretty, and has all the charm we expect from Mozart. This vocal duet needs to be better known -- it practically sings itself, it is so irresistible. 

From the opera "La clemenza de Tito" (The mercy of Tito), the duet roles belong to a soprano and a mezzo-soprano who plays the part of a young man -- a "trouser role," as it is known in opera.

Therefore the "male" role is set high. It may seem odd to your students at first, but it will give you an opportunity to share a little history of opera... what was a castrato, for example? 



This version of the music and lyrics of "Ah, perdona al primo affetto" comes from the Petrucci Library at IMSLP. There, it is in the key of A.

I have transposed it into several other keys to make it easier for my vocal students.

You may also download the complete score for piano and voices for $5.00, which includes 5 different keys, and MY PERMISSION TO PRINT UNLIMITED COPIES, for your students and accompanists. See what the seven pages look like by going to the Sales page for the Piano/vocal version of Ah, perdona al primo affetto.

Here are the vocal parts, free, in 4 pages, in 5 different keys

Mozart opera duet  Ah perdona


Vocal duet by Mozart from Clemenza de Tito


La Clemenza de Tito


Mozart opera duet


Remember, you may also download the complete score for piano and voices for $5.00, which includes 5 different keys, and MY PERMISSION TO PRINT UNLIMITED COPIES, for your students and accompanists.

See what it looks like, on 7 pages, by going to the Sales page for the Piano/vocal version of Ah, perdona al primo affetto. Such a DEAL!





The links to the free printable PDFs for voice (no piano accompaniment):


Download free vocal sheet music "Ah perdona al primo affetto" in the Key of Ab 


Download opera duet "Ah, perdona al primo affetto" in A


Mozart vocal duet in the Key of G 


Mozart duet in the Key of F 


Free vocal sheet music "Ah, perdona al primo affetto" in Eb








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Dana Thynes

Hi, I'm Dana!  (Say that like "Anna".)  I'm the owner of Music-for-Music-Teachers.com.

Like some of you, I've been playing the piano since early childhood, and added a few other instruments along the way, plus an interest in arranging and composing music.

You can find out more about me and the reason for this website at my About Me page.