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from Act II, Scene 2 of the Italian opera Rinaldo by George Frideric Handel
Libretto: Aaron Hill

Role: Almirena, daughter of Goffredo, fiancee of Rinaldo
Voice Part: soprano       Fach: lyric coloratura
Setting: a garden in Argante's palace, Jerusalem, Palestine, during the Crusades
Synopsis: Almirena has been abducted by the sorceress Armida and imprisoned in the palace. She laments her fate.
Range: Tessitura:
F4 - G5G4 - F5
Translations/Aria Texts:
Libretto entered by tiikeri (added 1999-11-19)
Lascia ch'io pianga, Almirena's aria from Rinaldo

Lascia ch'io pianga
Mia cruda sorte,
E che sospiri
La libertà.

Il duolo infranga
Queste ritorte,  
De' miei martiri
Sol per pietà.
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