from Act I, Scene 1 of the Italian opera Un Ballo in Maschera
by Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto: Francesco Maria Piave
, the Governor of Boston
Voice Part: tenor Fach: spinto tenor
Setting: A hall in the Governor's house, Boston, late 17th century.
Synopsis: Riccardo is given a list of people who have been invited to the ball the next day and on that list is Amelia's name. He sings of his love for her.