from Act II of the Italian opera La Gioconda
by Amilcare Ponchielli
Libretto: Arrigo Boito
, a spy for the Inquisition
Voice Part: baritone Fach: dramatic baritone
Setting: The deck of Enzo's ship, 17th century
Synopsis: Barnaba sings a merry fisherman's ballad along with Enzo's crew. However, his cheerfulness is merely a front in order to measure the strength of Enzo's men.