from Act I, Scene 1 of the Italian opera Ariodante
by George Frideric Handel
Libretto: Antonio Salvi
, daughter of the King of Scotland, engaged to Ariodante
Voice Part: mezzo-soprano Fach: lyric mezzo
Setting: the palace of the King of Scotland
Synopsis: Ginevra is happily in love for Ariodante. However, Polinesso enters and exclaims his love for her. Ginevra tells him that he has no chance with her.