from Act I 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 seaside country house of Pasha Selim
Synopsis: The Pasha finds Konstanze weeping and asks her why she is sad. She responds with this aria, saying that she once was in love and happy, but now she has lost that joy because she is separated from her love and is now in complete misery.