by Pietro Antonio Domenico Bonaventura Trapassi (1698 - 1782), as Pietro Metastasio
Translation by V. Rozhdestvensky

Pensa che questo istante
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): CAT ENG FRE
Pensa che questo istante
Del tuo destin decide;
Ch'oggi rinasce Alcide
Per la futura età.

Pensa che adulto sei,
Che sei di Giove un figlio,
Che merto e non consiglio
La scelta tua sarà.

About the headline (FAQ)

Confirmed with Tutte le opere di Pietro Metastasio, Firenze, Tipografia Borghi e compagni 1832, page 659.

The text appears in "Alcide al Bivio", scena I, Aria di Fronimo


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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)

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

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "Pensa que aquest instant", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Laura Prichard) , "Consider, that this very moment", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Pense que cet instant", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Research team for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator] , Peter Rastl [Guest Editor]

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2017-05-02 02:19:07
Line count: 8
Word count: 34

Волей богов я знаю
Language: Russian (Русский)  after the Italian (Italiano) 
 Волей богов я знаю
 судьбы твоей решенье,
 зрю я Алкида рожденье,
 чей дух готов к борьбе.
 Ты уже теперь не мальчик,
 Зевса отпрыск ты прекрасный.
 Путь славы, удел опасный,
 возьми, Алкид, себе! Помни!
 Помни, отныне я вижу
 судьбы твоей решенье.

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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)


Researcher for this text: Emily Ezust [Administrator]

Text added to the website: 2003-11-15 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:59
Line count: 10
Word count: 41