from Act II 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 Hanging Gardens
Synopsis: Cecilius finds Junia in the Gardens and vows to find Sulla and kill him. Junia tells Cecilius that he will be killed and that he should go from there as fast as possible. Cecilius worries that he will never see her again. Junia replies that he should not worry, but just love her and disappear for a while. Cecilius then starts his aria, singing that if he must die, then he will always be with her as a ghost. He says goodbye unwillingly for the time being only.