from Act I of the Italian opera Lucio Silla
by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Libretto: Giovanni de Gamerra
, proscribed senator
Voice Part: soprano Fach: male soprano|lyric soprano|lyric mezzo
Setting: the banks of the Tiber in a grove near ruins
Synopsis: Imagining his wife all, alone, Cecilius is sad at first but then realizes that with his friend Cinna's help, he will see her soon. He sings in his aria that he can already imagine the moment he sees his wife again. He wonders though how much joy he will feel if now, when he is only thinking about her, he feels exhilirated.