from Act II, Scene 2 of the Italian opera Così fan tutte
by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Libretto: Lorenzo da Ponte
, sister of Dorabella and fiancee of Guglielmo
Voice Part: soprano Fach: dramatic coloratura
Setting: the garden of Dorabella and Fiordiligi
Synopsis: After having begun to feel passion for one of the Albanians, Fiordiligi apologizes to the absent Guglielmo, her love. She sings that her feelings have betrayed him and that she will hide this terrible incident from him.