from Part II : L'empio, Scene 2 of the Italian opera Nabucco
by Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto: Temistocle Solera
, slave, thought to be Nabucco's oldest daughter
Voice Part: soprano Fach: dramatic coloratura
Setting: the royal chambers in ancient Babylon
Synopsis: The High Priest of Baal comes into the royal chambers and tells her that Abigaille's sister Fenema wants to free the Hebrews. The priests of Baal have therefore set up a rumor that Nabucco has died, leaving Abigaille the throne. Abigaille then responds, singing that she has decided that she will indeed take the throne by whatever means necessary.