from Act II, Scene III of the Italian opera Così fan tutte
by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Libretto: Lorenzo da Ponte
, sister of Fiordiligi and fiancee of Ferrando
Voice Part: mezzo-soprano|soprano Fach: lyric mezzo
Setting: a room in Dorabella and Fiordiligi's house
Synopsis: Fiordiligi wants to remain faithful to her fiancee, but, in this aria, Dorabella tries to convince her to agree to marry the Albanian. She compares love to a thief, saying that if they oppose love, they will be in torment, but if they follow their hearts, they will have a much easier time.