from Act II of the Italian opera La Clemenza di Tito
by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Libretto: Pietro Metastasio
Role: Annius (Annio)
, Sextus's friend who is in love with Servilia
Voice Part: soprano Fach: male soprano|lyric soprano|lyric soprano
Setting: The Imperial garden
Synopsis: Sextus has been sentenced to death for his part in setting the city on fire and attempting to murder the emperor. In this aria, Annius begs Publius and Titus to let Sextus live for Annius and Servilia's sake, even though he does deserve to die.