from Act I of the German opera Die Entführung aus dem Serail
by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Libretto: Christoph Friedrich Bretzner
, Konstanze's lover
Voice Part: tenor Fach: tenor leggiero
Setting: the seaside country estate of Pasha Selim
Synopsis: In this recitative and aria, Belmonte sings of the almost painful anticipation he experiences now that he is so close to seeing Konstanze again.