from Act II of the German opera Die Entführung aus dem Serail
by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Libretto: Christoph Friedrich Bretzner
, a noble Spanish lady
Voice Part: soprano Fach: dramatic coloratura
Setting: the gardens of Pasha Selim's country house
Synopsis: Selim demands that Konstanze love him or suffer torture. Inspired by Blondchen, Konstanze declared that she will never be unfaithful even though it means that she suffer torture, misery, pain and even death. If he releases his demands on her, though, heaven will forgive him.