from Act I, Scene I 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: the countryside with the castle of Ezzelino da Ramano in the background
Synopsis: A chorus of knights, courtiers, and other vassals of Ezzelino da Ramano have to come to greet and praise Riccardo who is returning from war. Riccardo responds with this aria, singing that he does not deserve all this praise. Instead, the praise should go to his bride-to-be Cuniza.