from Act IV of the French opera Guillaume Tell
by Gioacchino Rossini
Libretto: Étienne de Jouy
, a Swiss patriot, son of Melcthal
Voice Part: tenor Fach: lyric tenor
Setting: the ruined house of Melcthal, Altdorf, Switzerland, thirteenth century
Synopsis: Arnold looks upon the ruined house in which he grew up and remembers his father, who was killed by the Austrians.