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Vittoria, mio core!

Language: Italian (Italiano)

Vittoria, mio core!
Non lagrimar più,
È sciolta d'Amore
La vil servitù.

Già l'empia a' tuoi danni 
Fra stuolo di sguardi,
Con vezzi bugiardi
Dispose gl'inganni;

Le frode, gli affanni
Non hanno più loco,
Del crudo suo foco
È spento l'ardore!

Da luci ridenti
Non esce più strale,
Che piaga mortale
Nel petto m'avventi:

Nel duol, ne' tormenti
Io più non mi sfaccio
È rotto ogni laccio,
Sparito il timore!

Translation(s): ENG ENG ENG GER POR SPA

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Note (courtesy Laura Prichard): This text is from one of Carissimi’s more than 150 solo cantatas, which were written for professional singers who entertained in wealthy Roman homes. The earliest source for this song is Manuscript Mus. G 28 at Biblioteca Estense, Modena, and it appears in over a dozen early manuscripts, indicating its popularity. The first stanza is a refrain, and should be sung at the beginning and end of the song, as well as after the stanza ending "È spento l’ardore!"

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):

  • POR Portuguese (Português) (Débora Letícia Batista) , title 1: "Vitória, meu coração", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English [singable] (Shula Keller) , title 1: "Victorious my heart", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Diego S. Loyola) , title 1: "Victoria, mi corazón!", copyright © 2003, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Bertram Kottmann) , title 1: "Victory, my heart!", copyright © 2004, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , title 1: "Triumph, mein Herz", copyright © 2001, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Laura Prichard) , title 1: "Victory, my heart!", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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

Last modified: 2016-04-14 13:36:20
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Victory, my heart!

Language: English after the Italian (Italiano)

Victory, my heart!
Weep no more.
Low servitude to love
is over.

The ungodly woman
deceived you
with glances and glances
and untrue caress;

Deceit and sorrow
have no more place,
The embers of her cruel fire
have gone out!

Her laughing eyes don't shoot
arrows any longer,
which struck a mortal wound
in my breast:

Neither grief nor torment
worry me any longer;
every snare is broken,
and fear has disappeared.

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Text added to the website: 2004-05-29.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:07
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