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Una voce m’ha colpito dalla cima sino al fondo, e se un poco mi confondo mi dovete perdonar. (Nel fissarle gli occhi addosso di veder già lei mi pare che soletta e abbandonata ho lasciato in preda al mare. Mi si scalda omai la testa, freme intorno la tempesta, e il timor ed il sospetto or mi fanno vacillar.) È un casetto… un romanzetto… sono cose da risate… cara figlia, perdonate, or di più non so spiegar.
- by Giuseppe Maria Foppa (1760 - 1845) [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 Gioacchino Antonio Rossini (1792 - 1868), "Una voce m’ha colpito", from the opera L'inganno felice, no. 3. [ sung text checked 1 time]
Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):
- ENG English (Andrew Schneider) , "A voice has struck 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: 2018-05-25
Line count: 16
Word count: 77
A voice has struck me from top to bottom: and I hope you will pardon me if I am a bit confused. (When I fix my eyes upon her person, she already seems to me to resemble that girl that, alone and abandoned, I left to the mercy of the sea. My head burns up, and a storm rages inside me. And fear and suspicion cause my senses to falter.) It's a coincidence... it's worthy of a romance... We'll laugh about this eventually. My dear child, forgive me, I cannot explain this further.
- 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: 2018-06-20
Line count: 17
Word count: 93