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

Fa’ che si spieghi almeno
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Fa’ che si spieghi almeno
quell’alma contumace,
se l’amor mio le piace,
se vuol rigor da me.
Di’ ch’ho per lei nel seno
di re, di padre il core,
che appaghi il genitore
o che ubbidisca il re.

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Make that heedless, insubordinate soul
Language: English  after the Italian (Italiano) 
Make that heedless, insubordinate soul 
explain herself and relate
whether my love pleases her, 
or whether she wants me to be cruel.

Tell her that in my breast
I have a king's and father's heart,
and that she must appease her sire
or obey her king.

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This text was added to the website: 2020-01-20
Line count: 8
Word count: 46