from Act II of the Italian opera Ascanio in Alba
by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Libretto: Abbate Giuseppe Parini
, the grandson of Venus and Aeneas
Voice Part: soprano Fach: male soprano|dramatic coloratura
Setting: the raised city of Alba Longa
Synopsis: As Ascanio stands before his love, he longs to talk to her. However, he is forbidden to because of Venus's edict of silence. He asks her once again to release him from the prohibition.