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Barbaro! Barbaro! t’odio a morte, ma più mortale orror ho di me stessa ancor, che viva son per te. Perfido agli occhi miei tu sei un mostro e non un Re. Barbaro!
- 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), "Barbaro! t’odio a morte", HWV 14, from opera Floridante [sung text checked 1 time]
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- ENG English (Andrew Schneider) , "Barbarian! I hate you unto death!", 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
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Word count: 32
Barbarian! I hate you unto death, but I regard myself with even greater horror, for I owe my very life to you. You traitor! To my eyes you are a monster. You are no king. Barbarian!
- 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: 2019-10-06
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Word count: 36