from Prologo of the Italian opera Lucrezia Borgia
by Gaetano Donizetti
Libretto: Felice Romani
Role: Lucrezia Borgia
, husband of Don Alfonso
Voice Part: soprano Fach: dramatic soprano
Setting: Venice, Italy, early 1500's
Synopsis: As Lucrezia Borgia sees her son, Gennaro, for the first time as an adult, she sings of her love for him.