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: Elisabeth of Valois
, The Queen of Spain
Voice Part: soprano Fach: spinto
Setting: At the gates of the cloisters of St-Just Monastery, Madrid, Spain, 1559
Synopsis: After Philip has sent the Countess Aremberg away for leaving the Queen unattended, Elizabeth tells her that, even though she is leaving Spain, she will never leave her heart. She asks the Countess to give her greetings to the Queen's homeland of France. She then gives her a parting present of a ring.