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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.
Range: Tessitura:
G2 - E4B2 - C#/Db4
Translations/Aria Texts:
Libretto entered by Robert Glaubitz (added 1999-10-04)
Al sen ti stringo, the King's aria from Ariodante

Al sen ti stringo e parto,
ma ferma il core in me
moto contrario al piè,
mia figlia, addio!

Ti lascio, oh Dio! non sò,
se più ti rivedrò
cor del cor mio.
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