from Act I of the Italian opera La Clemenza di Tito
by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Libretto: Pietro Metastasio
, daughter of the former Emperor Vitellius
Voice Part: soprano Fach: dramatic coloratura
Setting: Vitellia's rooms
Synopsis: Vitellia is in love with Emporer Titus but is angry that he has chosen someone else to be his wife. She is trying to persuade Sextus, who is infatuated with her, to kill Titus so she can gain the throne. Before this aria, though, she receives word that Titus has called off his marriage. After Sextus tells her he can't decide between killing his best friend Titus or creating a marriage between his love and his best friend, Vitellia tells him to stop complaining, because she will never love him if he continues his whining.