by Pietro Antonio Domenico Bonaventura Trapassi (1698 - 1782), as Pietro Metastasio

Se ardire, e speranza
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
Se ardire e speranza
Dal ciel non mi viene,
Mi manca constanza
Per tanto dolor.

La dolce compagna
Verdersi rapire,
Udir che si lagna,
Condotta a morire,
Son smanie, son pene
Che opprimono un cor.


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 (Andrew Schneider) , "If daring and hope", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Si audace et espoir", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Research team for this text: John Versmoren , Andrew Schneider [Guest Editor]

This text was added to the website: 2004-07-12
Line count: 10
Word count: 35