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(a Sifare) Tu, che fedel mi sei, serbami, oh dio! quel core; (ad Aspasia) tu, ingrata, i sdegni miei lascia di cimentar. Per poco ancor sospendo pietoso il mio furore; ma se crudel mi rendo, di me non ti lagnar.
- by Vittorio Amedeo Cigna-Santi (c1730 - 1795) [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 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791), "Tu, che fedel mi sei", K 87 no. 12 [2 oboes, 2 horns, strings, tenor voice], from the opera Mitridate, re di Ponto, no. 12. [ sung text checked 1 time]
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- ENG English (Andrew Schneider) , "You, who are loyal to me", 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: 2018-05-06
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(to Sifare) You, who are loyal to me, preserve this heart for me! (to Aspasia) You ingrate, do not dare to test my wrath. For the sake of decorum, I shall suspend my wrath. But if I should become cruel, do not say I didn't warn you!
- 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.
This text was added to the website: 2018-05-16
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