from Act I, Scene III 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 living room of Dorabella and Fiordiligi
Synopsis: Guglielmo complains of his hunger but, in this aria, Ferrando tells him he should hold his appetite, for even the possibility of love from their beloveds will sate one's hunger at once.