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

Entra l'uomo, allor che nasce
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): CAT ENG FRE
Entra l'uomo, allor che nasce,
In un mar di tante pene,
Che s'avvezza dalle fasce
Ogni affanno a sostener.

Ma per lui sì raro è il bene,
Ma la gioia è così rara,
Che a soffrir mai non impara
Le sorprese del piacer.

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Confirmed with Tutte le opere di Pietro Metastasio, Firenze, Tipografia Borghi e compagni 1832, page 546.

The text appears in "Isacco figura del redentore", parte II, Aria di Abramo


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Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "Entra l’home, quan neix", copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Garrett Medlock) , "Man enters, at the hour he is born", copyright © 2020, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Air d'Abraham", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 8
Word count: 43

Entra l’home, quan neix
Language: Catalan (Català)  after the Italian (Italiano) 
Entra l’home, quan neix,
en un mar de tantes sofrences,
que des del bressol s’avesa
a suportar totes les penes.

Però, per a ell el bé és tan rar,
i tan rara la joia,
que no aprèn mai a suportar
la sorpresa del plaer.

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  • Translation from Italian (Italiano) to Catalan (Català) copyright © 2019 by Salvador Pila, (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.
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This text was added to the website: 2019-04-16
Line count: 8
Word count: 44