Beautiful Italian aria written by Geminiano Giacomelli.
It is used in Vivaldi's pasticcio, Bajazet.

From Cecilia Bartoli's album "If You Love Me (Se tu m'ami ), 18th-Century Italian Songs"

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Libretto

 

Italian

Translation in English

Sposa son disprezzata, fida son oltraggiata,

I am a scorned wife, faithful, yet insulted.

cieli che feci mai?

Heaven's, what did I do?

E pur egl'è il mio cor, il mio sposo, il mio amor,

And yet he is my heart, my husband, my love,

la mia speranza.

my hope.

L'amo ma egl'è infedel, spero ma egl'è crudel,

I love him, but he is unfaithful, I hope, but he is cruel,

morir mi lascierai? O Dio manca il valor

will he let me die? O God, valor is missing - 

valor e la costanza.

valor and constancy.

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