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Misera, dove son! ‑ Ah! Non son'io che...

Language: Italian (Italiano)

 Misera, dove son! L'aure del Tebro
 Son queste ch'io respiro?
 Per le strade m'aggiro
 Di Tebe e d'Argo? O dalle greche sponde,
 Di tragedie feconde,
 Le domestiche furie
 Vennero a questi lidi,
 Della prole di Cadmo, e degli Atridi?
 Là, d'un monarca ingiusto
 L'ingrata crudeltà m'empie d'orrore,
 D'un padre traditore
 Qua la colpa m'agghiaccia:
 E lo sposo innocente ho sempre in faccia.
 Oh immagini funeste!
 Oh memorie! Oh martire!
 Ed io parlo, infelice, ed io respiro?

 Ah! non son'io che parlo,
 È il barbaro dolore
 Che mi divide il core,
 Che delirar mi fa.
 Non cura il ciel tiranno
 L'affanno, in cui mi vedo:
 Un fulmine gli chiedo,
 E un fulmine non ha.

Translation(s): FRE GER

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Submitted by John Versmoren and Bertram Kottmann


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):

  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2004-07-12.
Last modified: 2016-11-30 11:56:02
Line count: 26
Word count: 115

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