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

Role: Alcina, a sorceress, sister of Morgana
Voice Part: soprano       Fach: lyric coloratura
Setting: the palace on Alcina's enchanted island
Synopsis: Alcina finds out that her captive Ruggiero has escaped from her. She then wails her discontent to the gods.
Range: Tessitura:
F4 - G#/Ab5G4 - G5
Translations/Aria Texts:
Libretto entered by Robert Glaubitz (added 1999-09-24)
Ah! mio cor!, Alcina's aria from Alcina

Ah! mio cor!   schernito sei!
Stelle!  Dei!   Nume d'amore!
traditore!  t'amotanto;
puoi lascarmi sola in pianto,
oh Dei!  perchè?
t'amo tanto!

Ma, che fà gemendo Alcina?
Son reina, e  tempo ancora :
resti, o mora, peni sempre,
o torni a me.
Sheet Music/Scores:
Anthology of Italian Opera - Soprano. Published by Ricordi. Available at and
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