from Act II - The Gypsy, Scene 2 of the Italian opera Il Trovatore
by Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto: Salvatore Cammarano
Role: Il Conte di Luna
, a young nobleman, under the rule of the Prince of Aragon
Voice Part: baritone Fach: dramatic baritone
Setting: The convent near Castellor, 1409.
Synopsis: About to send his men to kidnap his love Leonora from the convent she is planning on entering, the Count of Luna sings of how his life is meaningless if he cannot have her.