from Act I, Scene 3 of the Italian opera I Puritani
by Vincenzo Bellini
Libretto: Count Carlo Pepoli
Role: Sir Riccardo Forth
, a Puritan, a suitor of Elvira
Voice Part: baritone Fach: lyric tenor
Setting: In the Hall of Arms in the fortress near Plymouth, England, during the English Civil War (1649)
Synopsis: Riccardo draws his sword to intercept the departure of the Puritans Arturo and Enrichetta. He challenges Arturo to a duel to the death.