from Act III of the Italian opera Andrea Chénier
by Umberto Giordano
Libretto: Luigi Illica
Role: Charles Gérard
, a servant, later a revolutionary leader
Voice Part: baritone Fach: dramatic baritone
Setting: The Revolutionary Tribunal.
Synopsis: Chénier has been arrested and Gérard asks Incredibile if Maddalena has surfaced. Incredibile responds no, but with Chénier in prison it will not be long now. Gérard prepares to write the indictment against Chénier as an "enemy of his country." He begins, but stops as he realizes his discontent with the Revolution and all that it is.