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from Act II of the Italian opera Ariodante by George Frideric Handel
Libretto: Antonio Salvi

Role: Ginevra, daughter of the King of Scotland, engaged to Ariodante
Voice Part: mezzo-soprano       Fach: lyric mezzo
Setting: the palace of the King of Scotland at night
Synopsis: Ginevra is told falsely that her love, Ariodante, has drowned himself in the ocean. She is then accused of driving him to it by betraying him with Polinesso. Overwhelmed by it all, she goes insane, singing about death.
Range: Tessitura:
E4 - G5B4 - F#/Gb5
Translations/Aria Texts:
Libretto entered by Robert Glaubitz (added 1999-10-04)
Il mio crudel martoro, Ginevra's aria from Ariodante

Il mio crudel martoro 
crescer non può di più.
morte, dove sei tu, 
che ancor non moro?

Vieni, de' mali miei,
nò, che il peggior non sei,
ma sei ristoro.

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