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

Mi lagnerò tacendo
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG FIN
Mi lagnerò tacendo 
[Del mio destino avaro]1
Ma ch'io non t'ami, o cara, 
Non lo sperar da me.

[Crudele]2, [in che t'offendo]3
[Se resta a questo petto
Il misero diletto
Di sospirar per te?]4

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1 Rossini: "della mia sorte amara, ah!"; Mozart: "Della mia sorte avara"
2 Mozart, Rossini: "Crudel"
3 Rossini: "in che t'offesi" or "perchè fin'ora"
4 Rossini: "farmi penar così? / Crudel! Non lo sperar da me."

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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):

  • ENG English (Johann Gaitzsch) , "The reproach", copyright © 2003, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Louis-Ernest Crevel de Charlemagne) , "Le reproche", from the 1st volume of Rossini's Soirées musicales, Schott, first published 1835
  • GER German (Deutsch) (G. Friedrich) , "Der Vorwurf", from the 1st volume of Rossini's Soirées musicales, Schott, first published 1835


Researcher for this text: John Versmoren

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 8
Word count: 34

The reproach
Language: English  after the Italian (Italiano) 
 In silence I will complain
 About my bitter fate
 But not to love you, dear,
 do not hope to obtain that from me.

 Cruel one, why do you still
 Let me suffer like this? 
 You are cruel!
 do not wish it upon me.

Note: this is a translation of Rossini's settings.


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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 8
Word count: 44