from Act II 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: apartments in the Macedonian port of Nymphaeum
Synopsis: Farnace understands that his father hates him but he does not care. He threatens to hand Ismene over to Mitridate as well for punishment if she attempts to betray him.