from Act II, Scene 1 of the Italian opera I Masnadieri
by Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto: Andrea Maffei
, Massimiliano's niece, orphaned
Voice Part: soprano Fach: dramatic coloratura
Setting: the family vault of the Moors, Germany, early 18th century
Synopsis: Amalia has just been told that Carlo and Massimiliano are actually alive, contrary to news of both of their demises. Amalia sings her resulting joy from the unexpected and exciting news.