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from Act II, Scene 1 of the Italian opera Alcina by George Frideric Handel
Libretto: A. Marchi

Role: Ruggiero, a knight, betrothed to Bradamante
Voice Part: mezzo-soprano       Fach: male mezzo-soprano|lyric mezzo
Setting: the palace on Alcina's enchanted island
Synopsis: Morgana finds Ruggiero and his lover Bradamente alone. She recognizes Bradamente though as a man named Riccardo that she loved. After accusing them of betraying her love, the lovers explain that Riccardo was just Bradamente in disguise and Ruggiero asks her for forgiveness and peace.
Range: Tessitura:
C#/Db4 - E5E4 - C#/Db5
Translations/Aria Texts:
Libretto entered by Robert Glaubitz (added 1999-09-24)
Verdi prati, Ruggiero's aria from Alcina

Verdi prati,  selve amene,
perderete la beltà.
Vaghi fior, correnti rivi,
la vaghezza, la bellezza
presto in voi si cagerà.
E cangiato il vago oggetto
all orror del primo aspetto
tutto in voi ritornerà.
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