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

È prezzo leggiero
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG
È prezzo leggiero
d’un suddito il sangue,
se all’indico impero
conserva il suo re.
O inganni felici,
se al par de’ nemici
restasse ingannato
il fato da me!


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 (Andrew Schneider) , "The blood of a subject", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English [singable] (Nathan Haskell Dole)

Researcher for this text: Andrew Schneider [Guest Editor]

This text was added to the website: 2018-04-26
Line count: 8
Word count: 28