from Act II, Scene 1 of the Italian opera Luisa Miller
by Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto: Salvatore Cammarano
Role: Luisa Miller
, a peasant girl
Voice Part: soprano Fach: dramatic coloratura
Setting: a room in Miller's cottage, the Tyrol, early 17th century
Synopsis: After Wurm has made her sign a letter saying that she never loved Rodolfo and loved Wurm himself in order to save her father, Luisa sings furiously against the injustice of Wurm. Afterwards, she thinks of what joy she will have when her father returns.