from Part IV : The Broken Idol, Scene 2 of the Italian opera Nabucco
by Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto: Temistocle Solera
, one of Nabucco's daughters
Voice Part: mezzo-soprano
Setting: the Hanging Gardens of ancient Babylon
Synopsis: Before Fenema is to be killed by the priests of Baal, she is allowed one prayer which she expresses in this aria. She paints a vocal picture of heaven and God on his throne.