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from Act III, 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: atrium of the palace, Alcina's enchanted island
Synopsis: Alcina tries once more to cast a spell on Ruggiero to make him love her. The spell fails though and Ruggiero declares his triumph.
Range: Tessitura:
B3 - G5D4 - E5
Translations/Aria Texts:
Libretto entered by Robert Glaubitz (added 1999-09-24)
Stà nell'Ircana pietrosa, Ruggiero's aria from Alcina

Stà nell'Ircana pietrosa 
tana Tigre sdengosa,
e incerta pende, se parte, 
o attende il cacciator.

Dal teso strale guardar si vuole;
ma poi la prole lascia in periglio.
Freme e l'assale desio di sangue,
pietà del figlio, poi vince amor.

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