from Act IV of the French|Italian opera Les Vêpres Siciliennes (I Vespri Siciliani)
by Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto: Eugène Scribe
Role: Henri (Arrigo)
, a young Sicilian
Voice Part: tenor Fach: spinto
Setting: the courtyard of a castle, Palermo, 1282
Synopsis: Henri worries that Hélène and Procida will not accept his reasons for betraying their plot to kill Governor Montfort. Although he wants to free Sicily from the oppression of the French, he has recently found out that Montfort was his father and thus does not want him to be killed.