from Act I, Scene 3 of the Italian opera I Masnadieri
by Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto: Andrea Maffei
, Massimiliano's niece, orphaned
Voice Part: soprano Fach: dramatic coloratura
Setting: a bedroom in the castle of Count Moor, Germany, early 18th century
Synopsis: Amalia watches Massimiliano sleep and relates her sadness for the loss of Carlo's love after he was sent away by Massimiliano.