by Jacopo Vittorelli (1749 - 1835)
Translation © by Emily Ezust

In solitaria stanza
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG ENG FRE GER
In solitaria stanza
Langue per doglia atroce:
Il labbro è senza voce,
Senza respiro il sen.

Come in deserta aiuola,
Che di rugiade è priva,
Sotto alla vampa estiva
Molle narcisso svien.

Io, dall'affanno oppresso,
Corro per vie rimote,
E grido in suon che puote
Le rupi intenerir:

Salvate, o Dei pietosi,
Quella beltà celeste:
Voi forse non sapreste
Un'altra Irene ordir.

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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

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

  • ENG English (Brian Pettey) , copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , copyright © 2019
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Dans une pièce solitaire", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • GER German (Deutsch) (Bertram Kottmann) , "In einer einsamen Kammer", copyright © 2015, (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: 16
Word count: 62

In a lonely room
Language: English  after the Italian (Italiano) 
In a lonely room
She languishes in horrible pain;
Her lips without voice, 
Her breast without breath.

As, in a deserted flowerbed 
That is deprived of dew,
In the heat of summer 
A tender narcissus withers.

I, oppressed with grief, 
Race down remote paths
And shout in tones that could 
Soften the cliffs.

Save, o compassionate Gods, 
This celestial beauty;
You may not know 
How to create another Irene.

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This text was added to the website: 2019-06-29
Line count: 16
Word count: 69