Language: Italian (Italiano)
Il tuo destino non sai.
Ah! non gli dite mai
Qual era il genitor.
Come in un punto, oh Dio,
Tutto [cambiò]1 d'aspetto!
Voi foste il mio diletto,
Voi siete il mio terror.
Translation(s): CAT ENG FRE GER
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Confirmed with Tutte le opere di Pietro Metastasio, Firenze, Tipografia Borghi e compagni 1832, page 246.
The text appears in "Demofoonte", atto III, scena V (Timante's aria).
1 Schubert: "cangiò"
Submitted by Richard Morris and Peter Rastl [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)
This text (or a part of it) is used in a work
- by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791), "Misero me . . . Misero pargaletto", K. 77 (1771). [soprano and orchestra]
Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):
- CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "Pobre infant", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- ENG English (Laura Prichard) , "Unhappy child", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Malheureux enfant", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- GER German (Deutsch) (Laura Prichard) , "Armes Kindlein", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
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Language: French (Français) after the Italian (Italiano)
Tu ne connais pas ton destin.
Ah ! Ne lui dites jamais
Qui était son père.
Comment, en un instant, ô Dieu,,
Tout a changé d'aspect !
Vous étiez ma joie,
Vous êtes ma terreur.
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