from Act II of the Italian opera Giovanna d'Arco
by Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto: Temistocle Solera
, a shepherd
Voice Part: baritone Fach: dramatic baritone
Setting: The main square in front of the Cathedral of St. Denis in Rheims, France, 1429
Synopsis: Giacomo has now come to terms with his betrayal of his daughter to the English. He is sure now that it will be the best for France if he rids the country of this woman whom he believes has gone over to the Devil. He sings of her as she used to be : a obedient, faithful daughter who would have taken care of him for the rest of his years. He regrets that now he must turn her in, but resolves that he will do his part by making sure she is not burned at the stake.