from Act III, Scene 2 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: The Imperial Chambers, Rome, 1st century AD
Synopsis: After Agrippina is accused of trying to manipulate Emperor Claudio, she admits it but explains that it was all to help him. After all, she still loves her husband.