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.
Violoncello + Cembalo
An earlier version of this recitative appears in the HHA Appendix (II/9.1, p. 219).
Hallische Händel-Ausgabe II/9.1, p. 95