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

Tornate sereni
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): FRE
Tornate sereni
begli astri d'amore;
la speme baleni
[fral]1 vostro dolore;
se mesti girate,
mi fate morir.
Oh dio, lo sapete,
voi soli al mio core,
voi date e togliete
la forza e l'ardir.

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Confirmed with Achille in Sciro, by Pietro Antonio Domenico Bonaventura Trapassi, Vienna, van Ghelen, 1736, lines 1100-1109.

1 Mendelssohn: "fra il"


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Soyez sereines
Language: French (Français)  after the Italian (Italiano) 
Soyez sereines,
Beaux astres d'amour ;
L'espoir éclaire
Dans votre chagrin :
Si tristement vous vous détournez,
Vous me faites mourir.

Oh Dieu ! Vous le savez,
Vous seuls, à mon cœur,
Pouvez donner et retirer
La force et le courage.

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