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Per pietà, bell'idol mio

Language: Italian (Italiano)

Per pietà, bell'idol mio,
non mi dir ch'io sono ingrato;
infelice e sventurato
abbastanza il Ciel mi fa.

Se fedele a te son io,
se mi struggo ai tuoi bei lumi,
sallo amor, lo sanno i Numi
il mio core, il tuo lo sa.


Translation(s): ENG FRE GER

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W. Mozart sets stanza 1

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Submitted by Emily Ezust

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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Camilla Bugge) , "For Pity's Sake", copyright © 2004, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , "Hab Erbarmen, mein schöner Abgott", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Par pitié, ma belle idole

Language: French (Français) after the Italian (Italiano)

Par pitié, ma belle idole,
ne me dis pas que je suis ingrat ;
malheureux et infortuné
m'a assez rendu le Ciel.

Que je sois fidèle à toi,
Que je me languisse de tes beaux yeux,
l'amour le sait, les Dieux le savent,
mon cœur et le tien le savent.


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Translations of title(s):
"Per pietà, bell'idol mio" = "Par pitié, ma belle idole"
"Per pietà bell' idol" = "Par pitié, belle idole"


Authorship

  • Translation from Italian (Italiano) to French (Français) copyright © 2018 by Guy Laffaille, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.

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Based on
  • a text in Italian (Italiano) by Pietro Metastasio (1698 - 1782), from Artaserse ENG GER
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Vincenzo Bellini, Friedrich Curschmann, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Go to the text.

 

Text added to the website: 2018-01-14.
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