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Qual vita è questa mai

Language: Italian (Italiano)

Qual vita è questa mai, 
che a vivere incomincio?
E qual funesto, terribile segreto
Orfeo m’asconde? 
Perché piange e s’affligge?
Ah, non ancora troppo 
avvezza agli affanni che 
soffrono i viventi, 
a sì gran colpo 
manca la mia costanza;
agli occhi miei si smarrisce la luce,
oppresso in seno mi diventa affannoso
il respirar. 
Tremo, vacillo, e sento fra l’anguscia  
e il terrore da un palpito crudel  
vibrarmi il core. 

Che fiero momento, che barbara sorte,
passar dalla morte a tanto dolor!

Avvezzo al contento d'un placido obblio, 
fra queste tempeste si perde il mio cor!
Vacillo, tremo…

Translation(s): ENG

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Submitted by Nika Kožar


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 (Nika Kožar) , copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2019-04-11.
Last modified: 2019-04-11 00:38:26
Line count: 21
Word count: 98

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