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 attempts to convince Poppea to help her in her attempt to put her son Nerone on the throne by telling Poppea that her love Ottone will give her up to Claudio in order to win the succession.