by Pietro Antonio Domenico Bonaventura Trapassi (1698 - 1782), as Pietro Metastasio
Translation © by Amy Pfrimmer

Giusto Amor
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG ENG
Giusto amor tu che m'accendi, 
Mi consiglia, e mi difendi 
Nel periglio, e nel timor.

La cagion solo tu sei
Del mio ben, de’ mali miei ;
Tu se guida 
All’alma fida
Contro il barbaro furor.

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

  • ENG English (Andrew Schneider) , "Righteous Love", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Amy Pfrimmer) , "Righteous Love", 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: 2018-04-08
Line count: 8
Word count: 36

Righteous Love
Language: English  after the Italian (Italiano) 
Righteous Love, you who ignite me, 
counsel, and defend me, 
when I am in peril and in fear. 

You alone are the cause 
of my happiness and my sorrows, 
You guide me 
to the devoted soul, 
against the barbarous furor.

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  • Translation from Italian (Italiano) to English copyright © 2019 by Amy Pfrimmer, (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: 2019-07-13
Line count: 8
Word count: 40