from Act I - The Duel, Scene 2 of the Italian opera Il Trovatore
by Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto: Salvatore Cammarano
, a lady-in-waiting for the Princess of Aragon
Voice Part: soprano Fach: dramatic coloratura
Setting: The gardens of the palace of Aliferia, Aragon, 1409.
Synopsis: Leonora reveals to her servant Ines that she heard someone serenading her in the garden. However, when she goes out to see who the troubadour is, she finds that it is, in fact, a knight in black armor who she had once crowned as the champion of a tournament. She quickly fell in love with him.