from the one act Italian opera Il Sogno di Scipione
by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Libretto: Pietro Metastasio
, Scipione's natural father
Voice Part: tenor Fach: tenor leggiero
Setting: the temple of Heaven
Synopsis: The spirit of Emilio tells Scipione that the wisdom of those in heaven far outweighs the wisdom of those on Earth. To those in heaven, old wise men on Earth are like foolish boys.