from Act III of the Italian opera Ariodante
by George Frideric Handel
Libretto: Antonio Salvi
, a lady of the court, Ginevra's friend
Voice Part: soprano Fach: lyric coloratura
Setting: the palace of the King of Scotland
Synopsis: Dalinda and Ariodante meet and compare notes about the betrayal of Ariodante's love by Ginevra and realize that Polinesso was lying to them all. Ginevra was never unfaithful to Ariodante and therefore, the only one to blame is Polinesso. After Ariodante leaves her alone, Dalinda inveighs against Polinesso and his scheming.