from Act II (Act I in four-act version), Scene 2 of the Italian|French opera Don Carlos
by Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto: Joseph Méry
, Marquis of Posa
Voice Part: baritone Fach: lyric baritone
Setting: At the gates of the cloisters of St-Just Monastery, Madrid, Spain, 1559
Synopsis: Rodrigo tells Elizabeth of the emotional pain Carlos has been through recently. Carlos, who was in love with Elizabeth when she was forced to marry Carlos's father, has been in misery since the marriage. Rodrigo says that Carlos's spirits would be greatly improved if he could see her again.