from Act III of the Italian opera Idomeneo
by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Libretto: Gianbattista Varesco
, daughter of King Agamemnon of Argos
Voice Part: soprano Fach: dramatic coloratura
Setting: A square in fron of Idomeneo's palace
Synopsis: Neptune's voice has just decreed that in order to appease him, the king must abdicate and give Idamantes the throne with Ilia as his wife. Electra, who wants Idamantes for herself, is furious and declares that she is tortured beyond belief and that she might as well just die.