from Act II, Scene II of the Italian opera Oberto, Conte di San Bonifacio
by Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto: Antonio Piazza
, Count of Salinguerra
Voice Part: tenor Fach: lyric tenor
Setting: a deserted place close to the gardens of the castle
Synopsis: While holding a sword, Riccardo declares that he has just killed Oberto. As he sings this aria, he thinks he hears a groan but decides at first that it must have been the wind. He hears the noise again, though, and decides that it must have come from a human.