from Act I, Scene 2 of the Italian opera Ernani
by Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto: Francesco Maria Piave
, the niece and fiancee of Don Ruy Gomez
Voice Part: soprano Fach: dramatic coloratura
Setting: Elvira's rooms in Don Ruy Gomez de Silva's apartments, Spain, 1519
Synopsis: After her maids present her with gifts from her uncle and betrothed Silva, Elvira declares that she does not care for expensive presents that do not remind her of Ernani.