[“Ma quando tornerai”: Anja Harteros as Handel’s “Alcina” (also, Monical Bacelli as Ruggiero, who does not sing here, but act, and I cannot decide of whom I am more jealous), staged by Robert Carsen and coducted by Giovanni Antonini. Milan 2009 – clip with thanks to Gudrun74]
So in case you thought I’d have crawled out of that Bacelli-Handel-Gudrun74-shaped crater by now – I have not.
Also, who would actually want to leave?!
My only beef with the aria is that it translates to “When you will come back” – as if any Ruggiero would leave in the first place.