from Act II 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 Greek military camp
Synopsis: After Tamyris has just reproached him for being cold to him, Agenor discloses his own heartbreak and pain with losing his love to Amintas by way of Alexander's decree. He sings that the only one who could understand his situation is one who has experienced it oneself. He cannot bear the torture and pain he is facing.