from Act II of the French|Italian opera La Favorite (La Favorita)
by Gaetano Donizetti
Libretto: Alphonse Royer
Role: Alphonse XI (Alfonso XI)
, the king of Castile
Voice Part: baritone
Setting: the gardens of the king's palace, Castile, Spain, circa 1340
Synopsis: The king sings of his love for his mistress, Léonore.