from Act III, Scene 1 of the Italian opera Alcina
by George Frideric Handel
Libretto: A. Marchi
, a sorceress, sister of Morgana
Voice Part: soprano Fach: lyric coloratura
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 Alcina realizes that her love for Ruggiero will never be realized.