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

Mi sento il cor traffigere
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Mi sento il cor trafiggere,
presso a morir son io,
e non conosco, o dio,
chi mi traffige il cor.
Non so dove mi volgere,
in vano i numi invoco,
e il duol a poco
degenera in furor!


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 (Michael Berridge) , "I feel my heart pierced", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Research team for this text: Philip Taylor , Andrew Schneider [Guest Editor]

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 8
Word count: 38