Forces: soprano & continuo
An extraordinarily effective work in ARA format. Both arias are stunning and real examples of the brilliance of Vinci’s inventiveness both in terms of ornamentation and vocal line. Some really effective word-painting too. "It cost me many tears, the purchase of your heart…" Need I say more?
Source: Biblioteca del Conservatorio di musica S. Pietro a Majella – Napoli; Segnatura: Cantate 304-14.
Editor: James Sanderson