from Act I of the Italian opera La Forza del Destino
by Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto: Francesco Maria Piave
, the daughter of the Marquis of Calatrava
Voice Part: soprano Fach: spinto
Setting: Leonora's room in her father's house in Seville
Synopsis: Leonora has been debating running away with her lover Don Alvaro. Leonora's father is against Alvaro because of his mixed race. She is tortued by her feelings toward her father, homeland, and Don Alvaro.