from Act II (Act I in four-act version), Scene 2 of the Italian|French opera Don Carlos
by Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto: Joseph Méry
Role: Princess Eboli
, lady in waiting to the Queen of Spain
Voice Part: mezzo-soprano Fach: dramatic mezzo
Setting: At the gates of the cloisters of St-Just Monastery, Madrid, Spain, 1559
Synopsis: Eboli sings a Moorish love song about an encounter between a young veiled woman and the King who has tired of the Queen's attention. It is only at the end of the song that the King finds out the veiled woman is actually the Queen herself.