from Act III 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
Voice Part: soprano Fach: male soprano
Setting: the Hanging Gardens of the palace in the Macedonian port of Nymphaeum
Synopsis: Before he rushes to his father's side to protect the city from the Romans, Sifare exclaims that dying while protecting his city will show his father his true loyalty.