from Act III, Scene 2 of the French opera Jérusalem
by Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto: Alphonse Royer
, Vicomte de Béarne
Voice Part: tenor Fach: dramatic tenor/heldentenor
Setting: the main square of Ramla, Palestine, 1099
Synopsis: Gaston has been recaptured by the Christian Crusade for apparently attempting the Count of Toulouse's life. On his execution day, his name is declared dishonorable and the execution is prepared. Gaston pleads with the judges for his innocence.