from Act II of the Italian opera I Puritani
by Vincenzo Bellini
Libretto: Count Carlo Pepoli
Role: Elvira Walton
, the daughter of Lord Walton
Voice Part: soprano Fach: lyric coloratura
Setting: A hall in the castle near Plymouth, England, during the English Civil War (1649)
Synopsis: After Giorgio explains to the people in the Castle about Elvira, Bruno and the people leave. Elvira enters visibly perturbed (and somewhat insane) and remembers her lover's voice while Riccardo and Giorgio pity her.