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from Act III, 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: the harbour, Alexandria, Egypt, 48 B.C.
Synopsis: Sesto and Caesar have now joined forces against their mutual enemy Tolomeo. They hatch a plan in which Sesto will command some of the troops entering Tolomeo's palace through an underground route. Sesto rejoices, believing that at last the murder of his father Pompey will be revenged.
Range: Tessitura:
D4 - G5G4 - G5
Translations/Aria Texts:
Libretto entered by Paolo Mattiazzi (added 1999-08-24)
La giustizia ha già sull'arco, Sesto's aria from Giulio Cesare

La giustizia ha già sull'arco
pronto strale alla vendetta,
per punire un traditor.
Quanto è tarda la saetta,
tanto più crudele aspetta
la sua pena un empio cor.
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