(3). Mitiga il grave affanno

From Radamisto, HWV 12a, first version, Atto II, Scena III

George Frideric Handel

About the text

  • Author: Nicola Francesco Haym
  • Adapted by Nicola Francesco Haym from L’amor tirannico by Domenico Lalli. The story is derived from Tacitus’ Annals, book xii. Lalli’s text was based on the earlier French play L’amour tyrannique by Georges de Scudéry.


  • Fraarte (Soprano)
  • Zenobia (Contralto)
  • Continuo: Violoncello + Cembalo


  • Full score: Hallische Händel-Ausgabe II/9.1, p. 218 (Appendix)


Emma Clarkson

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