from Act I, Scene 2 of the Italian opera Il Corsaro
by Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto: Francesco Maria Piave
, the beloved of Corrado
Voice Part: soprano Fach: dramatic coloratura
Setting: Medora's rooms on the island of the Corsairs', the Aegean Sea, early 19th century
Synopsis: Medora is waiting for Corrado's return and to combat her boredom, she picks up a harp and accompanies herself, singing that there is an emotion deep inside of her that can only be accessed when Corrado is near to her.