from Act I of the Italian opera Norma
by Vincenzo Bellini
Libretto: Felice Romani
, a virgin of the Durid temple.
Voice Part: mezzo-soprano Fach: lyric coloratura
Setting: Night in the Druid's sacred forest, Gaul, around 50 B.C.
Synopsis: Adalgisa, a young priestess of Irminsul, goes into the sacred wood to meet Pollione, the Roman Proconsol. She prays to her god to protect her from her love.