from Act III, Scene 3 of the Italian opera Giulio Cesare
by George Frideric Handel
Libretto: Nicola Haym
, Queen of Egypt
Voice Part: soprano Fach: dramatic coloratura
Setting: Cleopatra's room, Alexandria, Egypt, 48 B.C.
Synopsis: Just before Cleopatra leaves to go to prison, Caesar breaks into her apartments and liberates her from the clutches of Cleopatra's wicked brother, Tolomeo. In jubilation, she anticipates the victory that is sure to follow.