from Act II of the Italian opera Un Ballo in Maschera
by Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto: Francesco Maria Piave
, the wife of Renato
Voice Part: soprano Fach: dramatic soprano
Setting: A deserted field outside of Boston at the foot of a steep hill, late 17th century
Synopsis: Amelia, at the urging of Ulrica, has come to the gallows in search for herbs. The herbs will be made into a potion which will cure her of her feelings for her husband's best friend, Riccardo.