from Act II of the Italian opera Il Rè Pastore
by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Libretto: Pietro Metastasio
, shepherd, in love with Elisa
Voice Part: soprano Fach: male soprano|lyric soprano
Setting: the Greek military camp
Synopsis: Amintas is not convinced that he is not really meant to be king. He is, though, convinced that if he is king, he only wants Elisa for his wife. He sings this to Agenor, saying that he will be her faithful lover and husband and only in her will he find joy, peace, and happiness. Agenor mistakenly thinks that he singing about Tamyris though, and is heartbroken.