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

Role: Armida, Queen of Damascus and a sorceress, lover of Argante
Voice Part: soprano       Fach: dramatic coloratura
Setting: a garden in Argante's palace, Jerusalem, Palestine, during the Crusades
Synopsis: King Argante comes upon Armida. However, he does not recognize her since she has taken on the appearance of Rinaldo's love, Almirena. Since Argante is infatuated with Almirena, he promises to free her from Armida's spells. Armida then returns to her natural appearance and swears angrily that she will no longer help Argante achieve his goals.
Range: Tessitura:
D4 - G5G4 - E5
Translations/Aria Texts:
Libretto entered by tiikeri (added 1999-11-19)
Vo' far guerra, Armida's aria from Rinaldo

Vo' far guerra, e vincer voglio,
Collo sdegno chi m'offende
Vendicar i torti miei.

Per abbatter quel orgoglio,
Ch'il gran foco i sen m'accende,
Saran meco gli stessi dei.
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