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from Act I, Scene 1 of the Italian opera Ariodante by George Frideric Handel
Libretto: Antonio Salvi

Role: Dalinda, 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.
Range: Tessitura:
F#/Gb4 - G5F#/Gb4 - G5
Translations/Aria Texts:
Libretto entered by Robert Glaubitz (added 1999-10-04)
Apri le luci, Dalinda's aria from Ariodante

Apri le luci,
e mira gli ascosi altrui martiri
v'è chi per te sospira,
e non l'intendi ancor;

E in tacita favella col fumo 
de' sospri ti scopre, of Dei!
la bella fiamma che le arde il sen.
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