from Act I, Scene III of the Italian opera Così fan tutte
by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Libretto: Lorenzo da Ponte
, sister of Dorabella and fiancee of Guglielmo
Voice Part: soprano Fach: dramatic coloratura
Setting: the living room of Dorabella and Fiordiligi's house
Synopsis: Two mysterious Albanians that are really Guglielmo and Ferrando in disguise have shown up at the sisters' door accompanied by Don Alfonso. The two men attempt to woo the sisters. Fiordiligi will have nothing to do with it, though, and, in this difficult aria, declares her loyalty to Guglielmo and asks the strangers to stop attempting to win them.