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La vendetta

Language: Italian (Italiano)

La vendetta è un dolce affetto,
il dispetto vuol dispetto,
il rifarsi è un gran diletto.
Vane son scuse e ragioni
per placar donna oltraggiata,
non pensar che ti perdoni!
Donna mai non vendicata
pace ha in bocca e guerra in petto.
Non perdona in vendicarsi
all'amante più gradito
che l'adora e vuol rifarsi
quand'il fiero insuperbito
verso lei perd'il rispetto.

Translation(s): FRE

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Submitted by Guy Laffaille [Guest Editor]


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):

  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "La vengeance", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2017-05-24 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2017-05-24 02:39:05

Line count: 13
Word count: 61

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La vengeance

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

La vengeance est un douce affection,
le dépit appelle le dépit,
se venger est un grand plaisir.
Vaines sont les excuses et les raisons
pour calmer une dame outragée,
ne pense pas qu'elle va te pardonner !
La dame qui n'est pas vengée
a la paix dans la bouche et la guerre dans la poitrine.
Elle ne pardonne pas en se vengeant
à l'amant le plus cher,
qui l'adore et veut poursuivre
quand le cruel et orgueilleux
envers elle perd le respect.

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Based on
  • a text in Italian (Italiano) by Giulio Strozzi (1583 - 1660), "La vendetta"
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Barbara Strozzi. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2017-06-09 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2017-06-09 10:46:03

Line count: 13
Word count: 82