by Anonymous / Unidentified Author
Translation © by Andrew Schneider

Orrida a gl'occhi miei
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG ENG
Orrida a gl'occhi miei,  
quanto, signor, tu sei
Tesifone non è.

Amor, di noi per gioco,
il core a te di foco
di gelo fece a 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) , "My lord, not even Tisiphone", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Laura Prichard) , copyright © 2020, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Researcher for this text: Andrew Schneider [Guest Editor]

This text was added to the website: 2018-05-11
Line count: 6
Word count: 27

My lord, not even Tisiphone
Language: English  after the Italian (Italiano) 
My lord, not even Tisiphone
can hold a candle to you;
your visage is so horrid to my sight!

Cupid, for our amusement, has seen fit
to make your heart of fire,
and mine of ice.


  • Translation from Italian (Italiano) to English copyright © 2018 by Andrew Schneider, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.

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This text was added to the website: 2018-05-16
Line count: 6
Word count: 36