Forces: soprano & continuo
One of Bononcini’s most beautiful cantatas, the subject here deals with Love’s blind cruelty. In 5 sections with no da capo arias and with a recurring theme of the title text, the last section presto assai is particularly virtuosic, though broken by emotional largo sections.
Source: BL Add MS 31546 f74v-79r
Range: c# – g’
Editor: James Sanderson