from Act II, Scene 1 of the Italian opera Il Corsaro
by Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto: Francesco Maria Piave
, the Pasha's favorite slave
Voice Part: soprano
Setting: Gulnara's rooms in the palace of Pasha Seid, Coron, early 19th century
Synopsis: Although Gulnara is being treated very well in Pasha Seid's palace, she knows that she is not free to leave. She wishes that she could escape the domicile of this man that she hates and find a true love.