from Act I of the German opera Die Entführung aus dem Serail
by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Libretto: Christoph Friedrich Bretzner
, custodian of the Pasha's country house
Voice Part: bass Fach: heavy bass
Setting: the seaside country estate of Pasha Selim
Synopsis: Osmin sings a song while picking figs, not realizing that Belmonte is watching. His song advises the listener to reward your love with kisses and make her life great. It also advises the young lover to lock up your woman's other lovers, lest they tempt her to forget her faithfulness.