from Act I, Scene III of the Italian opera Così fan tutte
by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Libretto: Lorenzo da Ponte
, sister of Fiordiligi and fiancee of Ferrando
Voice Part: mezzo-soprano|soprano Fach: lyric mezzo
Setting: the living room of Dorabella and Fiordiligi's house
Synopsis: After her fiance has gone off to war, Dorabella grieves his leaving and overreacts somewhat to the point where she is hysterical. In this mock-heroic aria, she is singing that her grief is too much to bear and thus, she should die.