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Tu di pietà mi spogli, tu desti il mio furor, tu solo o traditor mi fai tiranno. Non dirmi, no, spietato. È il tuo crudel desio, ingrato, e non son io che ti condanno.
- by Pietro Antonio Domenico Bonaventura Trapassi (1698 - 1782), as Pietro Metastasio, 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), "Tu di pietà mi spogli", HWV 24 (1728), first performed 1728 [ violins, bass voice, and continuo ], from opera Siroe, re di Persia [sung text checked 1 time]
Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):
- ENG English (Andrew Schneider) , "You rob me of pity", 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: 2019-11-11
Line count: 8
Word count: 34
You rob me of pity. You awaken my ire. Traitor, you have only yourself to blame for making me a tyrant. Explain yourself not to me, you wicked man. It is your own desire and not I, ingrate, who condemns 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.
- a text in Italian (Italiano) by Pietro Antonio Domenico Bonaventura Trapassi (1698 - 1782), as Pietro Metastasio, appears in Siroe, re di Persia
This text was added to the website: 2019-11-12
Line count: 8
Word count: 41