from Act II of the German opera Die Entführung aus dem Serail
by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Libretto: Christoph Friedrich Bretzner
, Konstanze's English maid, now assigned to Osmin
Voice Part: soprano Fach: soubrette
Setting: the gardens of Pasha Selim's country home
Synopsis: Osmin tries to order Blondchen to satisfy his every wish. Blondchen responds vehemently, though, stating that she will not be ordered around. The only ways she can be won over is by tenderness, flattery, and good humor and Osmin's bad attitude only make her want him less.