from Act I, 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: A hall in the Foscari palace, Venice, 1457
Synopsis: Jacopo has been exiled from Venice and has now been brought before the Venetian Council of Ten (headed by his father) to face charges of murder. After being told that the Council will be lenient in its sentencing of him, Jacopo sings that he cannot do anything but put his trust into God to have mercy upon him.