from Act III of the Italian opera I Puritani
by Vincenzo Bellini
Libretto: Count Carlo Pepoli
Role: Lord Arturo Talbot
, a Cavalier, in love with Elvira
Voice Part: tenor Fach: tenor leggiero
Setting: A terrace in a wooded park near Elvira's dwelling place, Plymouth, England, during the English Civil War (1649)
Synopsis: As Arturo is fleeing his pursuers, he stops for a moment and reminisces first of his country and then of Elvira.