from Act II, Scene 2 of the Italian opera Alcina
by George Frideric Handel
Libretto: A. Marchi
, a sorceress, sister of Morgana
Voice Part: soprano Fach: lyric coloratura
Setting: a cavern on Alcina's enchanted island
Synopsis: Alcina, upset over the escape of Ruggiero, who she cast a love spell upon, invokes the spirits to cast the spells she needs to take him back.