from Act II of the Italian opera Agrippina
by George Frideric Handel
Libretto: Cardinal Vincenzo Grimani
, the son of Agrippina
Voice Part: soprano Fach: male soprano
Setting: Rome, 1st century AD
Synopsis: With everything going his way, Nerone is in a pretty good mood. His love Poppea seems to favor him over Claudio and Ottone. Plus, his main rival for the succession, Ottone, has just been declared a traitor. In his joy, he speaks of the ways of women.