from Act I, Scene 4 of the Italian opera I Due Foscari
by Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto: Francesco Maria Piave
Voice Part: baritone Fach: dramatic baritone
Setting: the Doge's private rooms, Venice, 1457
Synopsis: Francesco is saddened that he has no control over his son being sentenced to exile. He sings of his regret that he does not have the strength to hold back his tears.