by Pietro Antonio Domenico Bonaventura Trapassi (1698 - 1782), as Pietro Metastasio
Translation © by Thomas Dawkins

Da voi, cari lumi
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE
Da voi, cari lumi,
Dipende il mio stato:
Voi siete i miei Numi:
Voi siete il mio fato:
A vostro talento
Mi sento cangiar.

Ardir m'inspirate,
Se lieti splendete;
Se torbidi siete,
Mi fate tremar.

About the headline (FAQ)

Confirmed with Tutte le opere di Pietro Metastasio, Firenze, Tipografia Borghi e compagni 1832, page 345.

The text appears in Attilio Regolo, atto II, scena V, Aria di Licinio.


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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):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , copyright © 2020, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Thomas Dawkins) , "On you, fair stars", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (David Le Marrec) , "De vous, chers astres", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) [singable] (Anonymous/Unidentified Artist) , "Die Macht der Augen"


Research team for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator] , Peter Rastl [Guest Editor]

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 10
Word count: 35

On you, fair stars
Language: English  after the Italian (Italiano) 
On you, fair stars
Does my life hang;
You are my gods,
You are my Fate.
I feel myself bending
To your will.

You inspire courage
When blessedly you shine
But when you appear unsettled,
It makes me tremble.

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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 10
Word count: 39