"Sebben, crudele" is an aria from Antonio Caldara's 1710 opera, La costanza in amor vince l'inganno (Faithfulness in love conquers treachery). Although the opera itself has been rarely performed in modern times, Sebben, crudele remains a popular concert aria. It has been recorded by Cecilia Bartoli, Beniamino Gigli and Janet Baker, amongst others.
Translation in English
Tho not deserving,
- Anthology of Italian Song of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries - Selected and edited with biographical notes by Alessandro Parisotti, G. Schirmer, 1926
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