from Act III, Scene 1 of the Italian opera La Gioconda
by Amilcare Ponchielli
Libretto: Arrigo Boito
Role: Duke Alvise Badoero
, a leader of the Inquisition, husband of Laura
Voice Part: bass Fach: heavy bass
Setting: A room in Alvise's palace, Venice, 17th century
Synopsis: Duke Alvise has found out that Laura has betrayed him with another man. He plans to have his revenge during a party.