from Act II, Scene 2 of the Italian opera Rinaldo
by George Frideric Handel
Libretto: Aaron Hill
, daughter of Goffredo, fiancee of Rinaldo
Voice Part: soprano Fach: lyric coloratura
Setting: a garden in Argante's palace, Jerusalem, Palestine, during the Crusades
Synopsis: Almirena has been abducted by the sorceress Armida and imprisoned in the palace. She laments her fate.