from Act II of the Italian opera La Clemenza di Tito
by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Libretto: Pietro Metastasio
Role: Titus (Tito)
, emporer of Rome
Voice Part: tenor Fach: lyric tenor
Setting: The Imperial garden
Synopsis: After signing Sextus's death warrant and then tearing it up, Titus sings to himself of the heartbreak that this whole incident has caused himself.