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

Sola mi lasci a piangere
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Sola mi lasci a piangere
nel mio dolor spietato,
barbaro ingiusto fato.
Lassa, che fia di me.

Come potrò resistere
a sì crudele affanno?
Empi, ben mio, tiranno!
Voglio morir con te.


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

  • ENG English (Andrew Schneider) , "You leave me to weep alone", copyright © 2020, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Researcher for this text: Andrew Schneider [Guest Editor]

Text added to the website: 2018-04-08 00:00:00
Last modified: 2018-08-14 12:23:34
Line count: 8
Word count: 32

You leave me to weep alone
Language: English  after the Italian (Italiano) 
You leave me to weep alone,
barbarous, unjust fate,
mired in my cruel suffering.
Alas! What will become of me?

How will I possibly resist
such crushing anguish?
Wicked, tyrannical beloved!
I wish to die with you.


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Text added to the website: 2020-01-02 00:00:00
Last modified: 2020-01-02 12:13:58
Line count: 8
Word count: 37