from Act II, Scene 1 of the Italian opera Alcina
by George Frideric Handel
Libretto: A. Marchi
, a sorceress, sister of Morgana
Voice Part: soprano Fach: lyric coloratura
Setting: the palace on Alcina's enchanted island
Synopsis: Alcina finds out that her captive Ruggiero has escaped from her. She then wails her discontent to the gods.