from Act I of the Italian opera Fedora
by Umberto Giordano
Libretto: Arturo Colautti
Voice Part: soprano Fach: spinto
Setting: the house of Count Andreyevich, St. Petersburg, Russia, late 19th century
Synopsis: Fedora's fiance, Count Andreyevich, has been shot and lies close to death. Fedora grieves and says a prayer to the Madonna.