from Act I (Act II in the 5 act version) of the Italian|French opera Don Carlos
by Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto: Joseph Méry
Role: Don Carlos
, Heir to the throne of Spain
Voice Part: tenor Fach: spinto
Setting: The cloister of San Yuste, in Extremadura, 1559
Synopsis: Don Carlos wanders desperately while inside a chapel his father Philip is being married to the prince's fiancée, Elizabeth of Valois. He sings of his love.