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: After sending Arminio off to tell his frail father that Carlo has died in hopes of causing his father to die from sadness, Francesco gloats over his assured victory, saying that now the people will see the true Francesco.