from Act IV, Scene 1 of the Italian opera Aïda
by Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto: Antonio Ghislanzoni
, the daughter of the King of Egypt
Voice Part: mezzo-soprano Fach: dramatic mezzo
Setting: A hall in the Palace of the Kings at Memphis
Synopsis: Radames has been accused of revealing military secrets to Aida and is now in prison awaiting trial for treason. Amneris loves him and wants to believe that he is innocent but can't reconcile the overwhelming evidence against him. She summons him and suggests that he should confess to the crime and she will intervene and save him.