from Act II, Scene II of the Italian opera Così fan tutte
by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Libretto: Lorenzo da Ponte
, a soldier who is in love with Dorabella
Voice Part: tenor Fach: tenor leggiero
Setting: the garden of Dorabella and Fiordiligi
Synopsis: Ferrando disguised as an Albanian is alone with Fiordiligi. He attempts to woo her and sings this aria when he thinks she is beginning to weaken, saying that her gentle nature cannot resist his charms.