from Act I - The Duel, Scene 2 of the Italian opera Il Trovatore
by Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto: Salvatore Cammarano
, a lady-in-waiting for the Princess of Aragon
Voice Part: soprano Fach: dramatic coloratura
Setting: The gardens of the palace of Aliferia, Aragon, 1409.
Synopsis: Leonora has fallen in love with a knight that serenades her in the gardens at night. Ines warns her that this troubadour will bring trouble to them all and that Leonora should not continue seeing him. Leonora responds that she will not stop meeting him, for she would give her life for him.