In my book "30 Italian Songs and Arias" from Edition Peters, bar 50 of "Alma del core" in A major (lyrics: "lab-bro") is:
D minim - B crotchet
But listening to the recordings of Sumi Jo and Pavarotti, they both sing :
D minim - C# crotchet
I wonder if anyone else has another version of the score, and could tell me whether it is B or C#. I am worried that the B in my book is a misprint.
I personally feel that C# leads more smoothly to the 3 F#s (lyrics: "se quel bel") in bar 51.
Another question: If I were to sing this piece for exams, do I need to add in ornaments in the repeat (D.S. al Fine) ? Or is it fine to sing it straight, without adding mordents all over the place?