from Act I, Scene 1 of the Italian opera Il Corsaro
by Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto: Francesco Maria Piave
, the captain of a pirate ship
Voice Part: tenor Fach: spinto
Setting: the island of the Corsairs', the Aegean Sea, early 19th century
Synopsis: Disappointed with the world, Corrado sings his thoughts on the fallibility of the human race.