from Act II, Scene 1 of the Italian opera I Masnadieri
by Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto: Andrea Maffei
, Massimiliano's niece, orphaned
Voice Part: soprano Fach: dramatic coloratura
Setting: the family vault of the Moors, Germany, early 18th century
Synopsis: It has been a few months after Francesco has taken over the Moor household after both his father Massimiliano and his brother Carlo have apparantly died. Amalia is very unhappy with Francesco who is making her life unbearable and sings of Carlo and Massimiliano who must be reunited in Heaven while she remains allive and unhappy.