from Act I, Scene 2 of the Italian opera I Masnadieri
by Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto: Andrea Maffei
, Massimiliano's son, brother of Carlo
Voice Part: baritone Fach: dramatic baritone
Setting: a room in the castle of Count Moor, Germany, early 18th century
Synopsis: Francesco contemplates his father's fraility and plans to "help" nature along by killing his father.