by Felice Romani (1788 - 1865)

La lontananza
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Or ch'io sono a te rapita,
Or che tolto a me tu sei,
Con le spine di mia vita
Gli altrui fior non cangerei.

 Se a soffrir è solo un core,
 Quel soffrir si fa dolore,
 Caro amore, caro amor!


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) , "The distance", copyright © 2004, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Researcher for this text: Alberto Pedrotti

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 7
Word count: 40