from Act I, Scene 1 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: After Polinesso professes his love to her, Ginevra tells him in no uncertain terms that his love is not returned. However, Dalinda tells Polinesso that, while Ginevra may not want him, Dalinda certainly does.