from Act I of the French opera Jérusalem
by Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto: Alphonse Royer
, the Count's brother
Voice Part: bass Fach: heavy bass
Setting: a gallery that joins the private chapel of the Count of Toulouse to the rest of his palace, Toulouse, 1095
Synopsis: Roger is very attracted to his brother's daughter, Hélène who is betrothed to Gaston, the Vicomte of Béarne. He discusses with himself how he can get her for his own and, furthermore, how he can reconcile the incestuous love he feels.