In my vocal journey I've gone Soprano to Mezzo Soprano to Soprano and back again. I first sang this aria as a soprano, but I find it has great possibilities for a Lyric Mezzo Soprano as well. The main body of the role sits quite comfortably for a Mezzo, as Elvira is the seconda donna and sings the lower harmony in the ensembles. Although this aria sits a bit high, it is a great dramatic piece for me, and I hope to perform this role in the future. Elvira is the one character in DON GIOVANNI who actually loves Giovanni, and we truly see her struggle in this aria.