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Vedi quanto [t']1adoro ancora, ingrato. Con [un tuo]2 sguardo solo Mi togli ogni difesa, e mi disarmi. Ed hai cor di tradirmi? e puoi lasciarmi? Ah! non lasciarmi, no, Bell' idol mio: Di chi mi fiderò, Se tu m'inganni? Di vita mancherei Nel dirti addio; Chè viver non potrei Fra tanti affanni.
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Confirmed with Tutte le opere di Pietro Metastasio, Firenze, Tipografia Borghi e compagni 1832, page 9.
The text appears in Didone abbandonata, atto II, scena IV (Didone's aria).1 omitted by Schubert
2 Schubert: "uno"
- by Pietro Antonio Domenico Bonaventura Trapassi (1698 - 1782), as Pietro Metastasio, no title, written 1724, appears in Didone Abbandonata [author's text checked 1 time 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 Antonio Salieri (1750 - 1825), "Vedi quanto t'adoro ancora, ingrato", 1803 [ voice and piano ], from Divertimenti vocali, no. 9, confirmed with a CD booklet [sung text checked 1 time]
- by Franz Peter Schubert (1797 - 1828), "Aria", alternate title: "Vedi quanto adoro", D 510 (1816), published 1895 [ voice, piano ], additionally two drafts for earlier versions [sung text checked 1 time]
Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):
- CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- ENG English (Garrett Medlock) , copyright © 2020, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
- FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2010, (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.
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Word count: 52
Vois comme je t'aime encore, ingrat ! Avec un seul regard Tu m'enlèves toute défense et tu me désarmes. Et tu as le cœur de me trahir ? Et de m'abandonner ? Ah ! ne m'abandonne pas, non, mon bel amour, En qui aurai-je confiance, si tu me trompes ? Je perdrais la vie si tu me dis adieu, Car je ne pourrais pas vivre dans un tel malheur.
About the headline (FAQ)Translation of source title: "Didon abandonnée"
- 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.
- a text in Italian (Italiano) by Pietro Antonio Domenico Bonaventura Trapassi (1698 - 1782), as Pietro Metastasio, no title, written 1724, appears in Didone Abbandonata
This text was added to the website: 2010-09-04
Line count: 12
Word count: 69