from Act I, Scene II of the Italian opera Oberto, Conte di San Bonifacio
by Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto: Antonio Piazza
, Count of San Bonifacio
Voice Part: bass Fach: heavy bass
Setting: a deserted place close to the gardens of the castle
Synopsis: While Oberto waits alone for Riccardo who is late for their duel, he wonders if Riccardo is too cowardly to show up. He then lashes out verbally against Riccardo and his betrayal as well as Salinguerra in general.