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from Act II of the Italian opera Lucio Silla by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Libretto: Giovanni de Gamerra

Role: Junia, daughter of Gaius Marius and engaged of Cecilius.
Voice Part: soprano       Fach: dramatic coloratura
Setting: an archway outside
Synopsis: Junia asks in accompanied recitative for Cinna to protect Cecilius from Sulla. She then sings her aria, saying that she is frightened to think of Cecilius in danger. If Cinna is not able to protect him, then who can help her?
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Translation into English by Camila Argolo Freitas Batista (added 1997-08-06)
Ah se il crudel periglio, Giunia's aria from Lucio Silla

Ah se il crudel periglio	Ah when the cruel peril
Del caro bel rammento		Of my beloved I recall
Tutto mi fa spavento		Horror fills my being,
Tutto gelar mi fa.		I grow chill with fear.

Se per sì cara vita		(Should friendship not keep guard
Non veglia l'amistà		Over his precious life,)
Da chi sperare aita		From whom can aid be sought
Da chi sperar pietà?		From whom compassion?

Translation by Camila Argolo Freitas Batista (camila@infonet.com.br)
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