from Act III, Scene 2 of the Italian opera Agrippina
by George Frideric Handel
Libretto: Cardinal Vincenzo Grimani
, the son of Agrippina
Voice Part: soprano Fach: male soprano
Setting: The Imperial Chambers, Rome, 1st century AD
Synopsis: After Nerone tells his mother that he loves Poppea, she tells him that securing himself as the successor to Emperor Claudio is more important than anything else, Nerone reluctantly agrees.