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From Rinaldo, HWV 7a (1711), Act II
Voice / Vocal Fach Soprano/ Mezzo/ Alto/ Countertenor
Original key F Major
Language Italian
Composer George Frideric Handel 1685 – 1759
Poet Giacomo Rossi Early 18th century
Range Lascia ch'io pianga

Lascia ch’io pianga, a setting by Giacomo Rossi, was composed by George Frideric Händel in 1711 and premiered the same year. This aria takes place in Act II of Rinaldo.

In 1711, Handel, aged 31, 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. In 1711, Handel went to London for the first time and was commissioned his first opera by the Queen’s Theater in Haymarket: Rinaldo. It will meet fabulous success and be one of the reasons of Handel’s future definite stay in England.

Lascia ch’io pianga is sung by Rinaldo in Act II. In Act I, The Christians are laying siege to Jerusalem under the direction of Goffredo, father of Almirena. He promises Almirena’s hand to Rinaldo if he manages to conquer Jerusalem. A three-day truce is accepted, time where Argante, king of Jerusalem, hopes to deter Rinaldo from conquering the city. He asks for the help of his lover Armida, queen of Damas and great magician. As Rinaldo and Almirena are exchanging sweet promises, Armida arrives and magically captures Rinaldo’s beloved. He is left alone to express his distress and despair.

Opening of Act II, as Goffredo and Rinaldo walk towards the magician’s home, a mermaid calls out for Rinaldo from her boat. She promises she can take him to Almirena. He sails off, leaving Goffredo convinced he has deserted him and their cause. The next scene opens on a palace garden where Almirena is mourning her imprisonment in her aria: Lascia ch’io pianga.

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