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Straniera abbandonata, pavento ad ogni passo e miro in ogni sasso scolpito il traditor. Per ricercare un empio la Patria, oh Dio!, lasciai. Ah non t’avessi mai, mai conosciuto amor.
- by Giuseppe Petrosellini (1727 - 1799) [author's text not yet checked 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 Domenico Cimarosa (1749 - 1801), "Straniera abbandonata", 1779, first performed 1779, from opera L'italiana in Londra, no. 3 [sung text checked 1 time]
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- ENG English (Andrew Schneider) , "A foreigner, abandoned", 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: 2018-06-03
Line count: 8
Word count: 30
A foreigner, abandoned, I dread to encounter on every path, and see in every stone, the traitor revealed. To find this villain, oh God! I have left my country! If only I had never known you, o wretched Love!
- Translation from Italian (Italiano) to English copyright © 2019 by Andrew Schneider, (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.
This text was added to the website: 2019-10-06
Line count: 8
Word count: 39