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from Act I, Scene 2 of the Italian opera Giulio Cesare by George Frideric Handel
Libretto: Nicola Haym

Role: Sesto, son of Cornelia and Pompey
Voice Part: mezzo-soprano       Fach: lyric mezzo
Setting: Cleopatra's room, Alexandria, Egypt, 48 B.C.
Synopsis: Cleopatra is in disguise and using the name Lidia. She overhears Cornelia and Sesto planning to avenge Pompey's murder by Cleopatra's brother Tolomeo. Cleopatra offers her help and Sesto rejoices, believing that they will soon have their revenge.
Range: Tessitura:
D4 - G5E4 - E5
Translations/Aria Texts:
Libretto entered by Paolo Mattiazzi (added 1999-08-24)
Cara speme, questo core, Sesto's aria from Giulio Cesare

Cara speme, questo core
tu cominci a lusingar.
Par che il ciel presti favore
i miei torti a vendicar.
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