from Act II - The Gypsy, Scene 2 of the Italian opera Il Trovatore
by Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto: Salvatore Cammarano
Role: Il Conte di Luna
, a young nobleman, under the rule of the Prince of Aragon
Voice Part: baritone Fach: dramatic baritone
Setting: The convent near Castellor, 1409.
Synopsis: Leonora has decided to enter a convent after hearing that her love Manrico has died in battle. The Count of Luna also loves her, though, and decides that if he steals her away from the convent, then she will love him. In this aria, he confesses his love of Leonora to the world.