from Act II of the German opera Die Entführung aus dem Serail
by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Libretto: Christoph Friedrich Bretzner
, a noble Spanish lady
Voice Part: soprano Fach: dramatic coloratura
Setting: the gardens of Pasha Selim's country house
Synopsis: In this recitative and aria, Konstanze sings mournfully of the depression and despair she is undergoing because of her separation with Belmonte. She cannot even tell her pain to the winds because then others will know of it as well.