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Così dunque tradisci . . . Aspri rimorsi...

Language: Italian (Italiano)

Così dunque tradisci,
Disleal principessa . . . Ah, folle! ed io
Son d'accursarla ardito!
Si lagna un traditor d'esser tradito!
Il meritai. Fuggì, Sebaste . . . Ah! dove
Fuggirò da me stesso? Ah! porto in seno
Il carnefice mio. Dovunque io vada,
Il terror, lo spavento
Seguiran la mia traccia;
La colpa mia mi starà sempre in faccia.
Aspri rimorsi atroci,
Figli del fallo mio,
Preché si tardi, oh Dio!
Mi lacerate il cor?
Perché, funeste voci
Ch'or mi sgridate appresso, 
Perché v'ascolto adesso,
Né v'ascoltai fin or?

Translation(s): FRE

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Submitted by John Versmoren and 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) , "Ainsi donc tu me trahis... Âpres et atroces remords", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2004-07-11.
Last modified: 2018-01-17 03:28:32
Line count: 18
Word count: 90

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Ainsi donc tu me trahis... Âpres et atroces remords

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

Ainsi donc tu me trahis,
Princesse déloyale.. Ah ! fou que je suis
D'oser l'accuser !
Un traître se plaint d'être trahi !
Il le mérite. Fuis, Sébaste... Ah ! où
Me fuir moi-même ? Ah ! je porte dans mon sein
Mon bourreau. Où que j'aille,
La terreur, la frayeur
Suivront ma trace ;
Ma faute restera toujours sur mon visage.
Âpres et atroces remords,
Fils de ma faute,
Pourquoi si tard, oh Dieu !
Me déchirez-vous le cœur ?
Pourquoi, voix funestes
Qui aujourd'hui encore me réprimandez,
Pourquoi maintenant je vous écoute
Et que je ne vous ai pas écoutées avant ?

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Based on
  • a text in Italian (Italiano) by Carlo Goldoni (1707 - 1793)
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2018-01-17.
Last modified: 2018-01-17 03:39:10
Line count: 18
Word count: 104