from Act I, Scene 1 of the Italian opera Un Ballo in Maschera
by Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto: Francesco Maria Piave
Voice Part: soprano Fach: lyric coloratura
Setting: A hall in the Governor's house, Boston, late 17th century.
Synopsis: Riccardo has been given a paper to sign which will exile Ulrica because of witchcraft. Oscar speaks up in defense of the fortune teller Ulrica.