from Act II, Scene 1 of the Italian opera Alcina
by George Frideric Handel
Libretto: A. Marchi
, a knight, betrothed to Bradamante
Voice Part: mezzo-soprano Fach: male mezzo-soprano|lyric mezzo
Setting: the palace on Alcina's enchanted island
Synopsis: Ruggiero had been ensorcelled by Alcina to believe that his fiancee Bradamante was really his enemy. However, he has been released from the enchantment by a magic ring. Bradamente then approaches him and convinces him that she is really there. Ruggiero responds, letting her know that he believes her.