from Part IV : The Broken Idol, Scene 1 of the Italian opera Nabucco
by Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto: Temistocle Solera
, the King of Babylon
Voice Part: baritone Fach: dramatic baritone
Setting: a room in Nabucco's palace, ancient Babylon
Synopsis: Nabucco has not regained full sanity after he was struck down by a fit (or Jehovah) in Part II. He believes that his only hope for salvation is to pray to Jehovah for forgiveness and strength. The prayer does not go unanswered and Nabucco soon regains his full strength and sanity.