from Act I of the German opera Die Entführung aus dem Serail
by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Libretto: Christoph Friedrich Bretzner
, custodian of the Pasha's country house
Voice Part: bass Fach: heavy bass
Setting: the seaside country estate of Pasha Selim
Synopsis: In this aria, Osmin explains, in graphic manner, why he does not like Pedrillo. It turns out that it is mainly because Osmin and Pedrillo are both in love with Blondchen and Pedrillo is in better favor with both Blondchen and the Pasha.