from Act I of the Italian opera La Clemenza di Tito
by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Libretto: Pietro Metastasio
Role: Titus (Tito)
, emporer of Rome
Voice Part: tenor Fach: lyric tenor
Setting: The Forum in Rome
Synopsis: Titus has just announced that he will marry Servilia, Sextus's sister, because Rome will like her. He sings that the real joy of being a ruler is being able to reward faithful subjects like Servilia with favors, such as this marriage (which she doesn't want since she is in love with Annius).