by Pietro Antonio Domenico Bonaventura Trapassi (1698 - 1782), as Pietro Metastasio
Translation © by T. P. (Peter) Perrin

Mio ben, ricordati
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): CAT ENG FRE
Mio ben, ricordati,
Se avvien ch'io mora,
Quanto quest' anima
Fedel t' amò.

[Io,]1 se pur amano
Le fredde ceneri,
Nell' urna ancora
[Ti adorerò]2.

M. Glinka sets stanza 1

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Confirmed with Tutte le opere di Pietro Metastasio, Firenze, Tipografia Borghi e compagni 1832, page 96-97.

The text appears in Alessandro nell'Indie, atto III, scena VII (Gandarte's aria).

1 Schubert and Handel: "E"
2 Schubert and Handel: "T'adorerò"

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  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (T. P. (Peter) Perrin) , "Remember, my beloved", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Mon amour, rappelle-toi", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Last modified: 2018-04-21 08:34:46
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Remember, my beloved
Language: English  after the Italian (Italiano) 
Remember, my beloved,
if it happens that I die,
how much this faithful
spirit loved thee.
 
And if cold ashes
still can love,
even in the urn
I shall adore thee.

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Text added to the website: 2011-05-14 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:27
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Word count: 31