from Act I of the Italian opera La Clemenza di Tito
by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Libretto: Pietro Metastasio
Role: Sextus (Sesto)
, Titus's friend who is in love with Vitellia
Voice Part: mezzo-soprano Fach: lyric mezzo
Setting: The Imperial garden
Synopsis: After Servilia orders Sextus to kill Titus and set fire to Rome, Sextus meekly acquiesces and sings that he will do anything for her beauty and love.