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from Act II, Scene 1 of the Italian opera Alcina by George Frideric Handel
Libretto: A. Marchi

Role: Ruggiero, a knight, betrothed to Bradamante
Voice Part: mezzo-soprano       Fach: male mezzo-soprano|lyric mezzo
Setting: the palace on Alcina's enchanted island
Synopsis: Ruggiero had been ensorcelled by Alcina to believe that his fiancee Bradamante was really his enemy. However, he has been released from the enchantment by a magic ring. Bradamente then approaches him and convinces him that she is really there. Ruggiero responds, letting her know that he believes her.
Range: Tessitura:
C4 - G5D#/Eb4 - F5
Translations/Aria Texts:
Libretto entered by Robert Glaubitz (added 1999-09-24)
Mi lusinga il dolce affetto, Ruggiero's aria from Alcina

Mi lusinga il dolce affetto
con l'aspetto del mio bene.
Pur chi sà?  temer conviene,
che m'inganni amando ancor.

Ma se quella fosse mai
che adorai, e l'abbandono;
infedel, ingrato io sono,
son crudele e traditor.
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