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

Piangendo ancora
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Piangendo ancora 
Rinascer suole
La bella Aurora
Nunzia del sole;
E pur conduce
Sereno il dì.

Tal fra le lagrima
[Fatta]1 serena,
Può da quest'anima
Fugar la pena
La cara luce
Che m'invaghì.

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Confirmed with Tutte le opere di Pietro Metastasio, Firenze, Tipografia Borghi e compagni 1832, page 46.

The text appears in Catone in Utica, atto I, scena VII, Aria di Fulvio.

1 Glinka: "Tutta"


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  • ENG English (Andrew Schneider) , "Beauteous Dawn", copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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Word count: 33

Beauteous Dawn
Language: English  after the Italian (Italiano) 
Beauteous Dawn
who heralds the sun
is wont to weep 
when being reborn,
but then it leads on
the day in peace.

That's the way that your light
which has smitten me
can drive away
my soul's pain,
like when hot tears
are stemmed and made peaceful.


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This text was added to the website: 2019-11-26
Line count: 12
Word count: 47