from Act II of the Italian opera I Capuleti ed i Montecchi
by Vincenzo Bellini
Libretto: Felice Romani
, daughter of Capellio and lover of Romeo
Voice Part: soprano Fach: lyric coloratura
Setting: Giulietta's apartment in the palace of Capulet, Verona, Italy, 15th century
Synopsis: Faced with marriage or taking a drug that will put her to sleep in a death-like trance, Giulietta declares that she is not afraid of dying. Rather, the fear of not trying is what bothers her. She cannot leave so she must tempt death to avoid losing her love.