from Act II, Scene 1 of the Italian opera Giulio Cesare
by George Frideric Handel
Libretto: Nicola Haym
, Queen of Egypt
Voice Part: soprano Fach: dramatic coloratura
Setting: Palace of the Goddess of Virtue, Alexandria, Egypt, 48 B.C.
Synopsis: Cleopatra sings a beautiful love song designed to seduce Caesar from afar.