from Act III, Scene 1 of the Italian opera I Due Foscari
by Giuseppe Verdi
Libretto: Francesco Maria Piave
Role: Jacopo Foscari
, the son of Francesco Foscari
Voice Part: tenor Fach: spinto
Setting: the Old Piazzetta of San Marco, Venice, 1457
Synopsis: About to leave for his exile, Jacopo says farewell to his wife and children, singing to his wife to take care of the children. When she shows her sadness, he reminds her that she was not always a Foscari and was born a Contarini.