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

Ho perduto il mio tesoro
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Ho perduto il mio tesoro,
Ogni speme ho già smarrita:
Odio il giorno, odio la vita,
Più non splende il Sol per me.

M'ha rapito il fato avaro
[Quanto]1 al mondo a me fu caro:
Mi lasciò colei che adoro,
Altro ben per me non v'è.

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1 Glinka: "Quel che"


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  • ENG English (Andrew Schneider) , "I have lost my treasure", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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Word count: 46

I have lost my treasure
Language: English  after the Italian (Italiano) 
I have lost my treasure,
I have lost all hope:
I hate the day, I hate life,
for me, the Sun no longer shines.

Envious fate stole from me
All that was as dear to me as the world:
Fate left me the one I adore,
no one else can possibly compare.


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This text was added to the website: 2018-06-20
Line count: 8
Word count: 52