The work was written for Ruspoli for performance at his country estate in Vignanello (near Rome). The copyist's bill is dated 30 June 1707. It is possible that the soprano part was composed for the singer Vittoria Tarquini (with whom Handel is rumoured to have had a relationship), and it is known that Vittoria was among the guests at the estate in Vignanello around the time of composition. Although uncertain, the text of the cantata may have been written by Abbé Francesco Mazziotti (who was the tutor of Ruspoli's eldest son).

Date of composition 1707 (May 1707) in Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy
Premiered June 1707 in Vignanello, Vignanello, VT, Italy
Type Cantata
Tonality D Minor
Catalogue HWV 173
Spoken language Italian
Instruments Voice (Soprano)
Autotranslations beta Georg Friedrich Haendel: Un'alma innamorata en ré mineur, HWV 173
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