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Io lo so, che il bel sembiante

Language: Italian (Italiano)

Io lo so, che il bel sembiante 
Un istante, oh Dio! mirai, 
E mai più da quell'istante 
[Non]1 lasciai di sospirar.

Io lo so; lo sanno queste
Valli ombrose, erme foreste
[Che han]2 da me quel nome amato 
Imparato a replicar.

Translation(s): ENG

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Excerpted from "Il consiglio", Cantata VI.
1 Righini, Kuhlau: "No"
2 Kuhlau: "che'an"

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]


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, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Laura Prichard) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2011-06-02T00:00:00.
Last modified: 2016-04-13T20:02:50
Line count: 8
Word count: 41

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I’d know that beautiful face

Language: English after the Italian (Italiano)

I’d know that beautiful face 
in an instant, oh God! I saw [it],
and ever since that instant
I haven’t stopped sighing!

I know it, they know these
shady valleys, forests of Hermes, 
who have learned to repeat
that name I loved.

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Text added to the website: 2016-04-13T00:00:00.
Last modified: 2016-04-13T20:03:28
Line count: 8
Word count: 42