from Act I, Scene 1 of the Italian opera Luisa Miller
by Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto: Salvatore Cammarano
Role: Luisa Miller
, a peasant girl
Voice Part: soprano Fach: dramatic coloratura
Setting: a happy village in the Tyrol, early 17th century
Synopsis: Luisa has a secret romance with a man named Carlo that only her father knows about. She sings to him of how she loved him the first time she saw him.