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, friend of Marzio
Voice Part: countertenor Fach: countertenor
Setting: a tower on the walls of the Macedonian port of Nymphaeum
Synopsis: After Marzio gives him the opportunity to rule if the Romans conquer Nymphaeum, Farnace declares that he hates the Romans. He realizes that he has been deluded all this time and now he will go back to his father's side.