Alcina love triangles decoded:

Acts I and II come together in the rehearsal room.

View from the harpsichord

Morgana and Bradamante

Ruggiero and Melisso

Alcina’s servants

Ruggiero and Alcina

Oronte and Morgana

Alcina’s kingdom is littered with the men she has discarded. Oronte seems to be one of the few men left standing, and his philosophy is probably the safest one on the island.

You fool!
You believe in women?
If you see that she looks at you and sighs for you, consider this:
She could still deceive you.
Those flattering sighs and lingering glances are deceptive.
They show love without truly loving.
You fool! You believe in women?
If you see that she looks at you and sighs for you, consider this:
She could still deceive you.

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