from Act I of the Italian opera I Capuleti ed i Montecchi
by Vincenzo Bellini
Libretto: Felice Romani
, friend of the Capulets, promised in marriage to Giulietta
Voice Part: tenor Fach: lyric tenor
Setting: The gallery of the palace of Capulet, Verona, Italy, 15th century
Synopsis: Capellio, the head of the Capulets, has declared that Giulietta will marry Tebaldo to get back at Romeo for killing Capellino's son. Tebaldo agrees, saying that Capellio's vendetta will be discharged by his love for Giulietta which everyone knows about. Love is more dear to him than the sun that shines. To him, every joy lives only in Giulietta.