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 docks of Idomeneo
Synopsis: Idomeneo and Idamantes meet for the first time in 20 years at the docks after Idomeneo's shipwreck. Idamantes is overjoyed to see his father but is devastated when his father runs away from him saying that it would have been better if they had never met.