from Act III, Scene 1 of the Italian opera La Forza del Destino
by Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto: Francesco Maria Piave
Role: Don Carlo
, the son of the Marquis of Calatrava
Voice Part: baritone Fach: lyric baritone
Setting: A room near Velletri. The battle is over and Don Alvaro is in surgery.
Synopsis: Once mortal enemies, Alvaro and Carlo have concealed their true identities from each other and have become friends. Alvaro has been wounded in battle and is undergoing surgery and may die. Carlo has been entrusted with Alvaro's papers and decides to check them to find his true identity. He discovers that his friend is, in fact, the man who killed his father. The Surgeon enters and tells him that Alvaro will live. Carlo declares his joy that his enemy has lived so that Carlo may kill him.