from Act IV - The Torture, Scene 1 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: A hall in the palace of Aliferia, Aragon, 1409.
Synopsis: Manrico has been captured in an attempt to save his mother from being executed and is now being held in prison by the Count of Luna. Leonora has come to the prison in disguise in order to see him. After hearing a choir of monks chant a prayer for the prisoners, Leonora sings of her great concern for Manrico.