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Odio solo ed odio atroce - Cabaletta to "Dal più remoto esilio"
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. Assured that he will be presented with a easy sentence, he explodes into this cabaletta, singing his defiance and claiming that he is innocent and that he is only being kept by their hate for him.
Range: Tessitura:
D#/Eb3 - A#/Bb4G#/Ab3 - G#/Ab4
Translations/Aria Texts:
Libretto entered by Robert Glaubitz (added 1997-04-17)
Odio solo, ed odio atroce, Jacopo's aria from I Due Foscari

Odio solo, ed odio atroce
In quell'anime si erra;
Sanguinosa, orrenda guerra 
Da costorsi farà.
Ma sei Foscari, una voce
Va tuonandomi nel core :
Forza contro il lor rigor
L'innocenza ti darà.
Sheet Music/Scores:
Verdi, Giuseppe. Arias for Tenor. Published by Ricordi. Available at and
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