from Act II, Scene 3 of the Italian opera Luisa Miller
by Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto: Salvatore Cammarano
, Count Walter's son
Voice Part: tenor Fach: dramatic tenor
Setting: the gardens in the castle of Count Walter, the Tyrol, early 17th century
Synopsis: Rodolfo has received a letter from Luisa saying that she never loved him. He is crushed and when he goes to his father with the story, he says that he should get his revenge by marrying the Duchess of Ostheim. Hearing this, Rodolfo loses all hope and sings that he cannot have happiness in life or death.