from Act III of the Italian opera Lucio Silla
by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Libretto: Giovanni de Gamerra
, proscribed senator
Voice Part: soprano Fach: male soprano|lyric soprano|lyric mezzo
Setting: the dungeon
Synopsis: Aufidius appears in the dungeon with guards at his side to take away Cecilius. Cecilius then sings this aria asking Junia not to weep for him, for her tears are the only thing that pain him.