from Act I of the Italian opera La Finta Giardiniera
by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Libretto: Ranieri Calzabigi
, rejected lover of Arminda
Voice Part: soprano Fach: male soprano|lyric soprano|lyric mezzo
Setting: the garden of Don Anchises
Synopsis: Anchises tells Ramiro that, even though Arminda may not love him any more, Ramiro will be able to find another woman soon. Ramiro responds with this aria, singing that, like a bird who escapes from a cage, he will not return to that sort of imprisonment soon.