from Act I of the Italian opera Mitridate, Rè di Ponto
by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Libretto: Vittorio Amedeo Cigna-Santi
, a son of Mitridate, in love with Aspasia, friend of Marzio
Voice Part: countertenor Fach: countertenor
Setting: a square in the Macedonian port of Nymphaeum
Synopsis: Farnace declares that he does not fear his father's wrath, for it can only make Farnace stronger.