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Se il caro figlio vede in periglio diventa umana la tigre ircana e lo difende dal cacciator. Più fiero core del tuo non vidi. Non senti amore, la prole uccidi, empio ti rende cieco furor.
- by Pietro Antonio Domenico Bonaventura Trapassi (1698 - 1782), as Pietro Metastasio, written 1726, appears in Siroe, re di Persia [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), "Se il caro figlio", HWV 24 (1728), first performed 1728 [ violins, soprano voice, and continuo ], from opera Siroe, re di Persia [sung text checked 1 time]
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- ENG English (Andrew Schneider) , "Even the tiger", 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: 2019-04-07
Line count: 12
Word count: 35
Even the tiger from far-off Hyrcania will become human and defend her son from the huntsman who poses a danger. I have seen no heart more proud and stubborn than yours. You feel no love, you kill your offspring, and blind fury renders you tyrannical and cruel.
- 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.
- a text in Italian (Italiano) by Pietro Antonio Domenico Bonaventura Trapassi (1698 - 1782), as Pietro Metastasio, written 1726, appears in Siroe, re di Persia
This text was added to the website: 2019-11-12
Line count: 12
Word count: 47