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Dell'infido a te s'aspetta la vendetta, mia oltraggiata fedeltà. Se tacendo or lo difendo, è furore, e sembra amore; è fierezza, e par pietà.
- by Apostolo Zeno (1669 - 1750) [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 Lotti (1667 - 1740), "Dell'infido a te s'aspetta ", 1716, first performed 1716 [ alto voice and strings ], from the opera Alessandro Severo [ sung text checked 1 time]
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- ENG English (Andrew Schneider) , 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: 2018-08-01
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Word count: 24
My outraged fidelity awaits for vengeance at your hand upon that traitor. If I defend him now by remaining silent, it is wrath which resembles love, it is pride which resembles mercy.
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- 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: 2018-08-12
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Word count: 32