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O leggiadri occhi belli

Language: Italian (Italiano)

O leggiadri occhi belli,
occhi miei cari,
vivi raggi del ciel
sereni e chiari,
poichè tanto bramate
di vedermi languire,
di vedermi morire,
occhi belli che adoro,
mirate ch'io moro.

O serene mie luci,
o luci amate,
tanto crude al mio amor
quanto spietate,
poichè tanto godete
della fiamma ch'io sento
del mio grave tormento
deh miratemi un poco
e gioite al mio foco.

Translation(s): ENG GER

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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):

  • ENG English (Camilla Bugge) , "Oh graceful, lovely eyes", copyright © 2003, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , "O anmutige schöne Augen", copyright © 2001, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

Last modified: 2019-01-14 10:50:25
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Word count: 64

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O anmutige schöne Augen

Language: German (Deutsch) after the Italian (Italiano)

O anmutige schöne Augen,
meine geliebten Augen,
helle Himmelsstrahlen,
heiter und klar,
da ihr euch so danach sehnt,
mich schmachten zu sehen, 
mich sterben zu sehen,
schöne Augen, die ich anbete,
seht, dass ich sterbe.

O meine heiteren Lichter,
o geliebte Lichter,
so grausam wie erbarmungslos
zu meiner Liebe;
da ihr euch ja so sehr daran erfreut,
dass ich die Glut fühle,
dass ich schlimme Qualen erleide,
ach, blickt mich ein wenig an
und erfreut euch meiner Liebesglut.

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  • Translation from Italian (Italiano) to German (Deutsch) copyright © 2001 by Bertram Kottmann, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you must ask the copyright-holder(s) directly for permission. If you receive no response, you must consider it a refusal.

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Text added to the website: 2004-05-29 00:00:00.
Last modified: 2019-01-14 10:51:36
Line count: 18
Word count: 78