from Act I, Scene 3 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: In the Hall of Arms in the fortress near Plymouth, England, during the English Civil War (1649)
Synopsis: Elvira appears for her wedding dressed in her wedding dress and carrying the white veil Arturo gave her. She expresses her delight at the prospect of marrying Arturo.