from Act I of the Italian opera Idomeneo
by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Libretto: Gianbattista Varesco
, son of Idomeneo
Voice Part: soprano|mezzo-soprano Fach: lyric mezzo|lyric soprano
Setting: The apartments of Ilia in Idomeneo's palace
Synopsis: When Ilia responds to his offer of freedom and love by saying that he should remember who their respective fathers are, Idamantes answers by singing that he is not to blame. The gods are to blame and he would kill himself for her just to show that he loves her truly.