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

Va’ dal furor portata
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Va’ dal furor portata,
palesa il tradimento.
Ma ti sovvenga ingrata
il traditor qual è.
Scopri la frode ordita;
ma pensa in quel momento
ch’io ti donai la vita,
che tu la togli a me.

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Go ahead! Reveal my treachery
Language: English  after the Italian (Italiano) 
Go ahead! Reveal my treachery,
carried away by wrath as you are!
But remember, ingrate,
which of us is the real traitor here.

Reveal my deceitful conspiracy,
but as you do so, remember
that I gave you life,
and that you take it from me.

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This text was added to the website: 2018-08-13
Line count: 8
Word count: 45