from Act I of the Italian opera Agrippina
by George Frideric Handel
Libretto: Cardinal Vincenzo Grimani
, the wife of Emperor Claudio, mother of Nerone
Voice Part: soprano Fach: lyric coloratura
Setting: Rome, 1st century AD
Synopsis: Agrippina has told Pallante that her husband, Emperor Claudio, has died. Although this is false, Pallante believes it and realizes that this might be his chance to win Agrippina's heart. He sings of his love for her.