Ebben? Ne andrò lontana (aria from La Wally)

Primary Creator
Composer Alfredo Catalani
Singer Maria Callas
Duration5 minutes
Name of Work Ebben? Ne andrò lontana (aria from La Wally)
Production Date1892
Production Location

Current Location

General Notes

Recorded by many sopranos. Available in CD album 'Maria Callas - La Divina' Digitally remastered 1986 and 1997


A soprano aria, with long, lyrical melodic lines, suitable for the narrative lyric expressing her regrets at leaving her happy home.


Sadness at having to leave forever the place where you were happy once.

Emotional Sum or Sense-of-life

Longing is the overall emotional tone of the music. The lyric gives reason to this overall tone.

Context Information

This is one aria from a full length opera, La Wally. The bulk of the rest of the opera is not in a similar melodic vein. Catalani composed this aria separate and prior to the opera, and inserted the aria into the opera.
The aria title, translated into English means: "Well, then? I'll go far away." ("Ebben? Ne andrò lontana") Which relates to Wally (the heroine of the opera) saying she would rather leave her father's house than be forced to marry some unsuitable man being foisted upon her.