from Act I, Scene 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: After Pedrillo, Belmonte, Blondchen, and Konstanze are captured trying to escape, Osmin sings of the delight that he will have when they are all hanged.