from Act III scene 1 of the Italian opera Un Ballo in Maschera
by Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto: Francesco Maria Piave
, the wife of Renato
Voice Part: soprano Fach: dramatic soprano
Setting: A room in Renato's house, Boston, late 17th century
Synopsis: Renato threatens Amelia with death so that she will atone for the sins she has committed with Riccardo. She pleads with Renato to see her son one last time before he kills her.