from Act III of the Italian opera Ariodante
by George Frideric Handel
Libretto: Antonio Salvi
Role: King of Scotland
, father of Ginevra
Voice Part: bass Fach: lyric bass
Setting: the palace of the King of Scotland
Synopsis: Before the duel between Lurcanio and Polinesso that is to decide the fate of Ginevra, who has been accused of being unfaithful to her fiancee Ariodante, the King tells his daughter that his heart forgives her even if he cannot stay her punishment.