from Act I, scene 2 of the Italian opera Un Ballo in Maschera
by Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto: Francesco Maria Piave
, the Governor of Boston
Voice Part: tenor Fach: spinto tenor
Setting: Ulrica's hut near Boston, late 17th century
Synopsis: While waiting to get his fortune told, Riccardo arrogantly proclaims that nothing can keep him from the sea or the woman he loves.