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by Carlo Goldoni (1707 - 1793)
Translation © by Guy Laffaille

La pastorella al prato
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): CAT ENG FRE POR SPA
La pastorella al prato
[Col gregge]1 se ne và,
Coll' [agnelline]2 al lato
Cantando in libertà.

Se l'innocente amore
Gradisce il suo pastore,
La bella pastorella
Contenta ognor sarà.

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Confirmed with Drammi Giocosi per Musica. Del Sig. Carlo Goldoni. Tomo Nono. Venezia, dalle stampe di Antonio Zatta e figli. Con approvazione, e privilegio. M.DCC.XCV. [1795], page 104; and with Il Filosofo di Campagna. Dramma giocoso per musica da rappresentarsi alla corte elettorale palatina per comando del serenissimo Elettore l'anno 1756. Mannheim nella Stamperia Elettorale, page 118.

The text appears in Il filosofo di campagna, atto II, scena XVI (Lena's aria).

1 Schubert: "Contenta"
2 Schubert: "agnellino"


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive):

Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "La pastora a la prada", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Débora Letícia Batista) , "The little shepherdess", copyright © 2003, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "La bergère au pré", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • POR Portuguese (Português) (Débora Letícia Batista) , no title, copyright © 2003, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • SPA Spanish (Español) (Aminta Iriarte) , "La pastorcita", copyright © 2003, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Research team for this text: Richard Morris , Peter Rastl [Guest Editor]

This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 8
Word count: 29

La bergère au pré
Language: French (Français)  after the Italian (Italiano) 
La bergère au pré
Se rend contente,
Avec un agneau à ses côtés
En chantant librement.

Si l'amour innocent
Était voulu par son berger
La belle bergère
Serait toujours heureuse.


  • Translation from Italian (Italiano) to French (Français) copyright © 2010 by Guy Laffaille, (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.

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This text was added to the website: 2010-09-04
Line count: 8
Word count: 30