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Del destin non vi lagnate, se vi rese a noi soggette; siete serve ma regnate nella vostra servitù. Forti noi, voi belle siete; e vincete in ogni impresa, quando vengono a contesa la bellezza e la virtù.
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- by Pietro Antonio Domenico Bonaventura Trapassi (1698 - 1782), as Pietro Metastasio, appears in Olimpiade [author's text not yet checked against a primary source]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)
- by Antonio Caldara (1670 - 1736), "Del destin non vi lagnate", 1733, first performed 1733, from opera L'Olimpiade [sung text checked 1 time]
- by Florian Leopold Gassmann (1729 - 1774), "Del destin non vi lagnate", 1764, first performed 1764 [ 2 oboes, strings, tenor voice, and continuo ] [sung text checked 1 time]
- by Niccolò Jommelli (1714 - 1774), "Del destin non vi lagnate", 1761, first performed 1761 [ strings, tenor voice, and continuo ] [sung text checked 1 time]
- by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1710 - 1736), "Del destin non vi lagnate", 1735, first performed 1735 [ strings and tenor voice ], from opera L'Olimpiade, no. 5 [sung text checked 1 time]
- by Antonio Vivaldi (1678 - 1741), "Del destin non vi lagnate", RV 725 [ strings, baritone voice, and continuo ], from opera L'Olimpiade [sung text checked 1 time]
Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):
- ENG English (Andrew Schneider) , "Do not complain about destiny", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
Researcher for this text: Andrew Schneider [Guest Editor]
This text was added to the website: 2018-05-12
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Word count: 37
Do not complain about destiny if it has rendered you women subject to our dominion: you may be mere servants, but in your servitude, you are queens. We are mighty, you are beautiful; you surely are victorious in anything you do, as witness all our quarrels that end at once whenever your beauty and virtue are present.
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- a text in Italian (Italiano) by Pietro Antonio Domenico Bonaventura Trapassi (1698 - 1782), as Pietro Metastasio, appears in Olimpiade
This text was added to the website: 2018-05-15
Line count: 9
Word count: 57