from Act I, Scene 1 of the Italian opera Rinaldo
by George Frideric Handel
Libretto: Aaron Hill
, King of Jerusalem, lover of Armida
Voice Part: countertenor Fach: countertenor
Setting: the siege of Jerusalem, Palestine, during the Crusades
Synopsis: With the Crusaders sieging Jerusalem, Argante attempts to stop the battle by requesting a truce of three days.