by Pietro Antonio Domenico Bonaventura Trapassi (1698 - 1782), as Pietro Metastasio

Ch'io mai vi possa
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Ch'io mai vi possa 
Lasciar d'amare,
No, nol credete, 
Pupille care;
Nè men per gioco 
V'ingannerò.

Voi foste e siete 
Le mie faville,
E voi sarete, 
Care pupille,
Il mio bel foco 
Sin ch'io vivrò.

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Confirmed with Opere dell'abate Pietro Metastasio, Volume Quinto, Parte Seconda, Napoli (Naples) : Presso Luigi Chiurazzi, 1860, page 648.


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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 (Christie Turnage Turner) , no title, copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Louis-Ernest Crevel de Charlemagne) , "La promesse", from the 1st volume of Rossini's Soirées musicales, Schott, first published 1835
  • GER German (Deutsch) (G. Friedrich) , "Das Versprechen", from the 1st volume of Rossini's Soirées musicales, Schott, first published 1835


Research team for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator] , John Glenn Paton [Guest Editor] , Andrew Schneider [Guest Editor]

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