from Act II of the Italian opera La Traviata
by Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto: Francesco Maria Piave
Role: Giorgio Germont
, Alfredo's father
Voice Part: baritone Fach: lyric baritone
Setting: Violetta's country house
Synopsis: Alfredo's father has convinced Violetta that it is better for everyone if she leaves Alfredo. She begs him to love her and then sneaks out of the house. Later, a servant brings him her farewell letter and he rushes off to find her. Giorgio stops him though and sings this aria to remind him of their home in Provence and to ask him to return with him.