Ah rammenta o bella Irene

Set by Gaetano Donizetti (1797 - 1848), "Ah rammenta o bella Irene"  [sung text checked 1 time]

Note: this setting is made up of several separate texts.


Ah rammenta, o bella Irene,
  Che giurasti a me costanza;
  Ah ritorna, amato bene,
  Ah ritorna al primo amor,
Qual conforto, oh Dio, m'avanza?
  Chi sarà la mia speranza?
  Per chi viver più degg' io,
  Se più mio non è quel cor?

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Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Luk Laerenbergh) , "Ah! remember, lovely Irene", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , copyright © 2020, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Confirmed with Poesie del Signor Abbate Pietro Metastasio. Poeta e Bibliotecario Cesareo, Tomo Sesto. Londra, 1774, pages 352-353.


Research team for this text: Luk Laerenbergh , Andrew Schneider [Guest Editor]


Chi mai di questo core
  Saprà le vie secrete,
  Se voi non le sapete,
  [Begli occhi]1 del mio ben?
Voi che dal primo istante,
  Quando divenni amante,
  Il mio nascosto [amore]2
  Mi conosceste in sen.

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Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Luk Laerenbergh) , copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , copyright © 2020, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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Confirmed with Poesie del Signor Abbate Pietro Metastasio. Poeta e Bibliotecario Cesareo, Tomo Sesto. Londra, 1774, pages 351-352.

1 Donizetti: "Begl'occhi"
2 Donizetti: "foco"

Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]