from Act I of the Italian opera Il Rè Pastore
by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Libretto: Pietro Metastasio
, Alexander's friend, in love with Tamyris
Voice Part: tenor Fach: tenor leggiero
Setting: the countryside of Sidon
Synopsis: Agenor is reunited with his love, Tamyris, who has disguised herself as a shepherdess to flee the country. When Agenor meets her, she is angry at him for helping Alexander to overthrow her father and wonders how he can still love her. He responds with this aria, which is Agenor's plea to the stars of love to show her how much he loves her. They have known all the ways of his heart ever since they captured him in the first place.