from Act IV of the Italian opera Andrea Chénier
by Umberto Giordano
Libretto: Luigi Illica
Role: Andrea Chénier
, a poet
Voice Part: tenor Fach: spinto
Setting: In the courtyard of the Prison of St. Lazare
Synopsis: Waiting for dawn and the Trumbil, Chénier has been writing a poem. He recites it to Roucher at his urging.