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from Act I of the Italian opera Agrippina by George Frideric Handel
Libretto: Cardinal Vincenzo Grimani

Role: Poppea, loved by Ottone and Claudio and Nerone
Voice Part: soprano
Setting: Rome, 1st century AD
Synopsis: Although Poppea is being wooed by both Emperor Claudio and his son Nerone, the man she really wants is Ottone. She tells Agrippina this, explaining her love as she looks in the mirror.
Range: Tessitura:
D4 - A5F4 - F5
Translations/Aria Texts:
Libretto entered by Robert Glaubitz (added 1999-11-16)
Vaghe perle, Poppea's aria from Agrippina

Vaghe perle, eletti fiori,
adornatemi la fronte;

Accrescete a mia bellezza
la vaghezza, che a svegliar
nei petti amori ho nel cor
le voglie pronte;
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