from Act I - The Duel, Scene 1 of the Italian opera Il Trovatore
by Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto: Salvatore Cammarano
, an officer in the Conte di Luna's army
Voice Part: bass Fach: lyric bass
Setting: A hall in the palace of Aliferia, Aragon, 1409.
Synopsis: Ferrando entertains a group of soldiers with the story of the Count of Luna's brother, Garcia, who was apparently killed as an infant by the daughter of an old gypsy woman who was burned for being a witch by the Count di Luna's father.