by Pietro Antonio Domenico Bonaventura Trapassi (1698 - 1782), as Pietro Metastasio
Translation by Louis-Ernest Crevel de Charlemagne (1806 - 1882)

Ch'io mai vi possa
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Ch'io mai vi possa 
Lasciar d'amare,
[No, nol]1 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.

1 Weber: "Non lo" (overheard on a recording)

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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.
Line count: 12
Word count: 35

La promesse
Language: French (Français)  after the Italian (Italiano) 
 Être infidèle?
 non, ma belle, flamme éternelle, 
 vive et constante ardeur
 j'ai su te plaire, et sur la terre
 d'autre bergère
 n'aura mon coeur
 non non, non non,

 O toi que j'aime
 plus que moi-même
 mon bien suprème,
 écoute moi: à mon amie,
 oui, pour la vie, je sacrifie mes voeux, ma foi, ah!

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Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 12
Word count: 55