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ABOUT THE OPERA ARIA
From Amadigi di Gaula, HWV 11, Act I, Scene 4
Voice / Vocal Fach Soprano/ Lyric soprano
Original key G Major
Language Italian
Composer George Frideric Handel 1685 – 1759
Poet Nicola Francesco Haym 1678 – 1729
Range Ah! Spietato
Presentation

Ah! Spietato, a setting by Nicola Francesco Haym, was composed by George Frideric Händel in 1715 and premiered the same year. This aria takes place in Act I of Amadigi di Gaula.

In 1715, Handel, aged 35, is already a renowned composer. Born in Halle (today situated in Germany), he spent, in his mid-twenties, several years in Italy, learning how to master Italian opera. After the tremendous success of his opera Agrippina in Venice, the Elector of Hannover, Prince Georg Ludwig, future King Georg I of Great Britain (he would be crowned four years later) appointed Handel Kapellmeister in 1710. Handel decided to move to England in 1711 where he became one of the most famous composers of his time. Written in 1715, Amadigi di Gaula was the fifth Italian opera written by Handel after settling in England. The libretto, written by Nicola Francesco Haym, was based on a French opera (a tragédie lyrique) called Amadis de Grèce.

Act I opens on Amadigi and Dardano in the palace gardens of the sorceress Melissa. Dardano tries to convince Amadigi to fall in love with Melissa but Amadigi reveals his heart is already taken by the princess Oriana. Dardano, unfortunately, is also in love with her. Later in the night, Amadigi tries to escape the palace but he is stopped by Melissa and the Furies. The sorceress tries to seduce him once more but he rejects her again. She lets him know she has had Oriana imprisoned in a tower and that he will have to save her. As he leaves, she expresses on the pain she is feeling after being rejected once more in her aria: Ah! Spietato.

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