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from Act III, 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: atrium of the palace, Alcina's enchanted island
Synopsis: Alcina tries once more to cast a spell on Ruggiero to make him love her. The spell fails though and Alcina realizes that her love for Ruggiero will never be realized.
Range: Tessitura:
F4 - A5A4 - G#/Ab5
Translations/Aria Texts:
Libretto entered by Robert Glaubitz (added 1999-09-24)
Mi restano le lagrime, Alcina's aria from Alcina

Mi restano le lagrime,
direi dell'alma i voti;
ma i Dei resi ho implacabili,
e non m'ascolta il ciel,

Potessi in onda limpida
sottrar al sole, al di :
Potessi in sasso volgermi,
che finirei così,
la pena mia crudel.

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