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Ahimè, qual forza ignota

Language: Italian (Italiano)

Recitativo
Ahimè, [qual forza ignota
Anima quelle voci!]1 Io tremo, io sento
Tutto inondarmi il seno
Di gelido sudor... Fuggasi... Ah quale...
Qual' è la via! Chi me l'addita? Oh Dio,
Che ascoltai! Che m'avvenne! Ove son io!

Aria
Ah l'aria d'intorno
Lampeggia, sfavilla,
Ondeggia, vacilla
L'infido terren!

Qual notte profonda
D'orror mi circonda!
Che larve funeste,
Che smanie son queste!
Che fiero spavento
Mi sento nel sen!


Translation(s): CAT ENG FRE GER

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Confirmed with Tutte le opere di Pietro Metastasio, Firenze, Tipografia Borghi e compagni 1832, page 540.

The text appears in Gioas Re di Giuda, parte II, Aria di Atalia.

1 omitted by Schubert

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator] and Peter Rastl [Guest Editor]

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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):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Thomas Dawkins) , "The deluded traitor", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (David Le Marrec) , "Hélas ! Je tremble, je sens", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) [singable] (Anonymous/Unidentified Artist) , "Der getäuschte Verräther"


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