Forces: soprano, strings & continuo
Adone (Farinelli)’s second aria from Act II of Porpora’s Gli orti Esperidi. A charming allegro with a ‘pathetic’ twist, once again principally accompanied by the upper strings – perhaps a gesture to the young Farinelli’s age (16 at the time). Adone sings of the fear which enters his heart in the absence of his beloved.
Editor: James Sanderson