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Che veggio? Che sento? Catene, tormento; son Ré, ma dov’è il regno, il soglio? Ahi tutto perde il misero cor! Aita non spero, conforto non voglio, son preda al furor.
- by Paolo Antonio Rolli (1687 - 1765) [author's text not yet checked 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 Georg Friedrich Händel (1685 - 1759), "Che veggio? Che sento?", HWV 14, from opera Floridante [sung text checked 1 time]
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- ENG English (Andrew Schneider) , "What see I? What hear I?", copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
Researcher for this text: Andrew Schneider [Guest Editor]
This text was added to the website: 2018-06-01
Line count: 9
Word count: 30
What see I? What hear I? Chains, torment, I am a king, but where is my kingdom? Where is my throne? Alas, my wretched heart has lost everything! I expect no assistance, I desire no comfort, I am prey to fury.
- Translation from Italian (Italiano) to English copyright © 2019 by Andrew Schneider, (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.
This text was added to the website: 2019-10-07
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Word count: 41