from Act III, Scene I of the German opera Die Entführung aus dem Serail
by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Libretto: Christoph Friedrich Bretzner
, Blondchen's lover, now custodian of the Pasha's gardens
Voice Part: tenor Fach: lyric tenor|buffo tenor
Setting: the palace square
Synopsis: Pedrillo sings this song to signal the ladies to get ready to leave. It describes a girl who is caught by the Moors and how a knight came to rescue her.