from Act I, Scene 1 of the Italian opera Luisa Miller
by Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto: Salvatore Cammarano
, Luisa's father and a retired soldier
Voice Part: baritone Fach: dramatic baritone
Setting: a happy village in the Tyrol, early 17th century
Synopsis: Wurm, Count Walter's secretary, has come to Miller to ask for his daugther's hand in marriage. Miller knows that Luisa is in love with Carlo though and tells Wurm that he cannot force her to marry anyone as long as she is in love with Carlo. Wurm tells him that Carlo is actually Rodolfo, Walter's son, and leaves. Shocked, Miller comments on how his own suspicions have come true.