from Act III, scene 2 of the Italian opera Un Ballo in Maschera
by Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto: Francesco Maria Piave
, the Governor of Boston
Voice Part: tenor Fach: spinto tenor
Setting: A hall in the Governor's house, Boston, late 17th century.
Synopsis: Alone, Riccardo contemplates his misguided love for Amelia. He decides to send Amelia and Renato to their homeland in an effort to rid his heart of the ill-gotten love.