from Act II of the French|Italian opera Les Vêpres Siciliennes (I Vespri Siciliani)
by Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto: Eugène Scribe
Voice Part: bass Fach: lyric bass
Setting: A valley near Palermo, 1282
Synopsis: Procida is returning to Sicily after an absence to attempt to gather help to free Sicily from the oppression of the French. He sings of the vengeance he will help his country obtain.