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Vedi quanto [t']1adoro ancora, ingrato. Con [un tuo]2 sguardo solo Mi togli ogni difesa, e mi disarmi. Ed hai cor di tradirmi? e puoi lasciarmi? Ah! non lasciarmi, no, Bell' idol mio: Di chi mi fiderò, Se tu m'inganni? Di vita mancherei Nel dirti addio; Chè viver non potrei Fra tanti affanni.
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Confirmed with Tutte le opere di Pietro Metastasio, Firenze, Tipografia Borghi e compagni 1832, page 9.
The text appears in Didone abbandonata, atto II, scena IV (Didone's aria).1 omitted by Schubert
2 Schubert: "uno"
- by Pietro Antonio Domenico Bonaventura Trapassi (1698 - 1782), as Pietro Metastasio, no title, written 1724, appears in Didone Abbandonata [author's text checked 1 time against a primary source]
Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive):
- by Antonio Salieri (1750 - 1825), "Vedi quanto t'adoro ancora, ingrato", 1803 [ voice and piano ], from Divertimenti vocali, no. 9, confirmed with a CD booklet [sung text checked 1 time]
- by Franz Peter Schubert (1797 - 1828), "Aria", alternate title: "Vedi quanto adoro", D 510 (1816), published 1895 [ voice, piano ], additionally two drafts for earlier versions [sung text checked 1 time]
Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):
- CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- ENG English (Garrett Medlock) , copyright © 2020, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
Research team for this text: Richard Morris , Peter Rastl [Guest Editor]
This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
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Word count: 52
See how much I still love you, ungrateful one. With only one [of your] glance[s] You take from me every defense and you disarm me. And you have [the] heart to betray me? and you can leave me? Ah! do not leave me, no, My lovely idol: In whom will I trust If you deceive me? I would pass away from life In telling you goodbye: For I could not live Among so [much] grief.
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Translations of title(s):
"Aria" = "Aria"
"Vedi quanto adoro" = "See how much I love you"
- Translation from Italian (Italiano) to English copyright © 2020 by Garrett Medlock, (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.
- a text in Italian (Italiano) by Pietro Antonio Domenico Bonaventura Trapassi (1698 - 1782), as Pietro Metastasio, no title, written 1724, appears in Didone Abbandonata
This text was added to the website: 2020-04-27
Line count: 12
Word count: 75