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

Vedi quanto t'adoro ancora, ingrato
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): CAT ENG FRE
Vedi quanto [t']1adoro ancora, ingrato.
Con [un tuo]2 sguardo solo
Mi togli ogni difesa, e mi disarmi.
Ed hai cor di tradirmi? e puoi lasciarmi?

Ah! non lasciarmi, no,
Bell' idol mio:
Di chi mi fiderò,
Se tu m'inganni?

Di vita mancherei
Nel dirti addio;
Chè viver non potrei
Fra tanti affanni.

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Confirmed with Tutte le opere di Pietro Metastasio, Firenze, Tipografia Borghi e compagni 1832, page 9.

The text appears in Didone abbandonata, atto II, scena IV (Didone's aria).

1 omitted by Schubert
2 Schubert: "uno"

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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
  • ENG English (Garrett Medlock) , copyright © 2020, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Research team for this text: Richard Morris , Peter Rastl [Guest Editor]

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 12
Word count: 52

Mira com t'adoro encara, ingrat
Language: Catalan (Català)  after the Italian (Italiano) 
Mira com t'adoro encara, ingrat,
només amb un esguard teu
em prens totes les defenses i em desarmes.
I tens el cor de trair-me? I després deixar-me?

Ai! No em deixis, no,
bell ídol meu:
de qui em refiaré,
si tu m'enganyes?

La vida em mancarà
al dir-te adéu;
car no podré viure
amb tanta aflicció.

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Translations of title(s):
"Aria" = "Ària"
"Vedi quanto adoro" = "Mira com t'adoro"


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This text was added to the website: 2017-12-28
Line count: 12
Word count: 56