from Act III of the Italian opera Ariodante
by George Frideric Handel
Libretto: Antonio Salvi
, a prince, engaged to Ginevra, brother of Lurcanio
Voice Part: tenor Fach: countertenor|lyric tenor
Setting: the palace of the King of Scotland
Synopsis: Polinesso is killed by Lurcanio in a duel but before he dies, he confesses that he tricked everyone into thinking that Ginevra had been unfaithful to Ariodante. With this evidence, Ginevra's death sentence is lifted and Ariodante rejoices.