from Act II, Scene 1 of the Italian opera Alcina
by George Frideric Handel
Libretto: A. Marchi
, a knight, betrothed to Bradamante
Voice Part: mezzo-soprano Fach: male mezzo-soprano|lyric mezzo
Setting: the palace on Alcina's enchanted island
Synopsis: Morgana finds Ruggiero and his lover Bradamente alone. She recognizes Bradamente though as a man named Riccardo that she loved. After accusing them of betraying her love, the lovers explain that Riccardo was just Bradamente in disguise and Ruggiero asks her for forgiveness and peace.