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from Act III, Scene 1 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: Poppea's room, Rome, 1st century AD
Synopsis: Poppea tells Ottone how much she loves him.
Range: Tessitura:
D4 - G5F4 - E5
Translations/Aria Texts:
Libretto entered by Robert Glaubitz (added 1999-11-16)
Bel piacere è godere, Poppea's aria from Agrippina

Piega pur del mio cor nel dolce nido
placido le tue piume,
oh mio Cupido!

Bel piacere è godere fido amor!
questo fà contento il cor.

Di bellezza non s'apprezza 
lo splendor;
Se non vien d'un fido cor.
Sheet Music/Scores:
Anthology of Italian Opera - Soprano. Published by Ricordi. Available at and
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