from Act II of the German opera Die Entführung aus dem Serail
by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Libretto: Christoph Friedrich Bretzner
, Konstanze's lover
Voice Part: tenor Fach: tenor leggiero
Setting: the gardens of Pasha Selim's country house
Synopsis: Konstanze and Belmonte are finally reunited and as she falls weeping against his chest, he sings that tears of joy are one of the greatest things a lover can receive. He tells her that to see her again is worth more than all of Croesus's riches and that he would never have realized it if they had not seen each other again.