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from Act III of the Italian opera Ariodante by George Frideric Handel
Libretto: Antonio Salvi

Role: Ariodante, a prince, engaged to Ginevra, brother of Lurcanio
Voice Part: tenor       Fach: countertenor|lyric tenor
Setting: the palace of the King of Scotland
Synopsis: Polinesso is killed by Lurcanio in a duel but before he dies, he confesses that he tricked everyone into thinking that Ginevra had been unfaithful to Ariodante. With this evidence, Ginevra's death sentence is lifted and Ariodante rejoices.
Range: Tessitura:
A3 - A4E3 - E4
Translations/Aria Texts:
Libretto entered by Robert Glaubitz (added 1999-10-04)
Dopo notte, Ariodante's aria from Ariodante

Dopo notte, atra e funesta,
splende in Ciel più vago il sole,
e di gioja empie la terra;

Mentre in orrida tempesta
il mio legno è quasi assorto,
giunge in porto, e'llido afferra.
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