from Act II - The Gypsy, Scene 1 of the Italian opera Il Trovatore
by Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto: Salvatore Cammarano
, an old gypsy woman, the supposed mother of Manrico
Voice Part: contralto Fach: contralto
Setting: A broken down shack in the Biscay Mountains, 1409.
Synopsis: Azucena describes her mother's death to Manrico and the crowd of gypsies. Her mother was burned on the stake for being a witch while the ones who convicted her falsely laughed and enjoyed themselves.