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Scherza infida in grembo al drudo, io tradito a morte in braccio per tua colpa ora me n' vo. Ma a spezzar l'indegno laccio, ombra mesta, e spirto ignudo, per tua pena io tornerò.
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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), "Scherza infida in grembo al drudo", HWV 33 no. 23, from opera Ariodante, no. 23 [sung text checked 1 time]
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- ENG English (Andrew Schneider) , "Enjoy yourself in the arms of your lover", 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: 2018-05-11
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Word count: 34
Enjoy yourself in the arms of your lover, o faithless one! At your behest, I shall go forth to seek the embrace of death. But, to rend asunder this base tie, I, a sorrowful shade, an ephemeral spirit, will return to torment you.
- 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: 2019-11-12
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Word count: 43