from Act III of the Italian opera Andrea Chénier
by Umberto Giordano
Libretto: Luigi Illica
Role: Andrea Chénier
, a poet
Voice Part: tenor Fach: spinto
Setting: The Revolutionary Tribunal
Synopsis: The charges are being brought against Chénier when suddenly he rises and says, "Yes I was a soldier who proudly confronted death." He tells them to kill him, but leave his honor in place.